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Manchester United Balls: Angel Di Maria Is Not The World’s First £100m Footballer

by | 18th, August 2014

TRANSFER Balls: What is Angel Di Maria worth? Is he heading from Real Madrid to Manchester United? The Read Devils do look well-placed to sign the player. But for how much?

Today the Mail leads with news that the Argentiean wanted by United is worth £100m!


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He’d be the world’s first £100m footballer. The Mail adds:

It is understood United have told the Argentine that, with performance-based incentives, they will pay him around £200,000 a week. Over a five-year deal that would take United’s investment to £100m when a transfer fee of around £50m is included.

Number of facts in the story of back up the headline: none

Number of quotes to back up the headline: none.

Of course, once one newspapers writes the balls, the other copy it. The Express reports:



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The eye-watering deal the Red Devils are believed to have offered Di Maria would be worth around £50m, with the transfer fee included taking the total package to £100m.

Believed. By whom?

The Mirror adds a question mark to make its balls look more thoughtful. The Mirror loves a question mark after a headline. It used to be that journalits offered answers and sources. Now they just add a question mark to any old balls.


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More balls every day…



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