Transfer Balls: Manchester United Sign Angel Di Maria For £35m More Than His Asking Price
TRANSFER Balls: The Angel Di Maria saga, as told by the media.
On June 7, Angle Di Maria was worth £40m. Well, so said the Daily Star.
That number rocketed. On Augut 18, The Evening Telegraph said Di Maria would csot United £100m.
On August 23, the Observer said Angel Di Maria was heading to Manchester United for £60m.
And the signs are that Di Maria is not all that keen on United. The report states:
…that transfer to the French capital collapsed as PSG were unable to meet Real’s asking price, thought to have been £50m.
That same say the Indy said Di Maria was heading to Manchester United for £48m.
Today the Manchester Evening News says Manchester United need to find £72m to get their star.
The Mail reports that Di Maria will be a Manchester United player if the Read Devils pony up £75m.
Wow! That’s £35m more than the Star said Real wanted for him.
The Irish Indy says that £75m is not needed. Angel Di Maria is Manchester United’s for £64m.
The Metro says the deal has been done.
United have already agreed a British record transfer fee for the winger, with the £64m deal eclipsing the £50m Chelsea paid Liverpool for Fernando Torres in 2011.
The Times says no deal has been done:
Sources in Spain said last night that a fee of £63.9 million has been agreed, but United maintained that an agreement had not been reached
But it knows how much Di Maria will earn:
Di María said goodbye to his team-mates in Madrid yesterday and is expected to fly to Manchester today with a view to taking a medical and signing a contract worth £200,000 a week.
Mark Ogden tells Telegraph readers that it’s £60m.
Despite efforts by Florentino Pérez, the Real president, to increase Di María’s valuation to £75 million — just £5 million short of the world record fee received by United from Real for Cristiano Ronaldo in June 2009 – United are confident that a deal in the region of £60 million can be struck for the former Benfica player.
And along comes the ever full-of-it Goal.com to trump everyone valuation and yell that Di Maria will cost United £150m. The website says he will earn £300,000 a week.
Nonsense says the Star.
MANCHESTER UNITED will pay Angel Di Maria a whopping £130k-a-week with the sensational deal set to be completed in the next 48 hours.
Such are the facts…