Premier League 2014-15 Transfer News: Angel Di Maria In £56 Million Talks With Man Utd

by Rory Kernaghan | Posted on Sunday, August 24th, 2014 | 0

As we kick off the second weekend of premiership action this 2014-15 season, the transfer window is still grabbing headlines. The closing date for the summer window is September 1st, and it looks as though some big clubs will have to ramp up their bidding in order to get that huge signing. One such club is Manchester United, as they are being linked to arguably the biggest signing this year.


20-time EPL champions Manchester United have been linked to Real Madrid midfield star Angel Di Maria for a number of wekks now. As of yet, it was unclear as to whether the former Benfica star would consider leaving the Spanish giants. The news today though is that Angel Di Maria has said goodbye to his former team, and his agent is holding talks today with The Red Devils for a record £56 million deal.

The Argentine national has been a Madrid player for the past four years, but his former manager Carlo Ancelotti confirms that he is now an ex-player:

“Di Maria has not trained with us today (Sunday) and he came in to say goodbye to the players and people at the club, we are thankful for what he has done at this club. There is nothing official yet but it is being sorted out. The decision is his and the club has done what it could to keep him here but he thought differently and so good luck to him. I am very happy with the work that he has done for Madrid but we have the chance to replace him well.”

So farewell to Real Madrid for the 26 year-old winger, and an almost certain move to struggling former UEFA champions Man Utd. Will Louis Van Gaal be able to utilize Di Maria to is full potential, or will the attacking midfielder make it a short stay at Old Trafford? I imagine Di Maria will fit in well with any top flight team, and he comes at the right time to help United with their current form. Anyone think that Di Maria may not be the last united signing this window?

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