Transfer Balls: Manchester United sell Di Maria To Barcelona For £70m as ‘hell’ freezes over
Transfer Balls: The Sun says that Barcelona are keen to hire Manchester United “flop” Angel Di Maria. Barcelona will rescue Di Maria from Man United “hell”.
Given that Di Maria played for Barcelona’s deadly rivals Real Madrid this move seems brave and foolish.
However, reading more of Martin Lipton’s “exclusive” we learn that it’s not Barcelona who want Di Maria at the Nou Camp but the Catalan’s Lionel Messi, who wants his Argentina team-mate to join him.
Messi has become the driving force of Barca’s bid to land the British record £59.7million winger — even if United will want their money back and more.
Can it really be true that Di Maria the “flop” is now worth more than £60m?
Lipton then adds that “Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich are also interested in the ex-Real Madrid ace.”
How can Di Maria be both an “ace” and a “flop”?
And United would want big money after Real inserted a clause in Di Maria’s transfer contract stipulating £10m be paid to them if he was sold to arch-rivals Barcelona.
So. Not £60m, then. £70m.
Having been told in the Sun that Di Maria “wants out” of Old Trafford, the Daily Mail reports:
Angel di Maria vows to stay at Manchester United despite admitting he is unhappy
Such are the facts.