Man Utd transfers: ‘Angel Di Maria wanted PSG move’

Angel Di Maria was keen on a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain before his switch to Manchester United, says French club's president

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Angel Di Maria was keen on a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain before his eventual big-money switch to Manchester United, according to the French club’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

The Red Devils shelled out a British record £59.7m fee to bring the Argentine winger to Old Trafford from Real Madrid last week.

The player wanted to come to Paris, but this was not possible

Nasser Al-Khelaifi

PSG chief Al-Khelaifi says that the Ligue 1 side were in discussions to sign Di Maria but couldn’t settle on a price.

“For two or three weeks, I have discussed this issue with my friend Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid,” he told Le Parisien.

“We met twice, we made an offer, but we are not agreed on the price. For me it was too expensive.

“It has nothing to do with the financial fair play. The player wanted to come to Paris, but this was not possible.”

Di Maria made his United debut as he played 70 minutes in the Red Devils’ goalless draw with Burnley last Saturday.

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