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Some times it becomes hard to fathom the transfer mechanism of Real Madrid. There is a certain degree of madness often attached to it. Barcelona have signed Luis Suarez, so, we must do one marquee signing as well, not just to appease the fans but to maintain the status-quo.
Don’t get me wrong. James Rodriguez is a fine player and may well become one of the best in the world in the next few years. In any normal transfer window, he could have cost maximum €40-45m, but just because he had a great world cup campaign behind him, his price inflated to a ridiculous level. And Madrid matched that. They can. They always do.
His arrival has surely marked the end of Angel di Maria’s future at Real Madrid. They are losing one of the performers last season, who produced the match of his life to hand Real Madrid their coveted La Decima. The Argentine has two offers to chose from – Manchester United and PSG. Real Madrid are willing to sell him for €50m, while his future could be solved in ‘matter of hours’ today, claim radio station Cadena Cope.
Although they claim that the winger will chose his next destination with ‘hours’ as mentioned in the report, we get a feel they possibly meant that a deal could be reached within next few days, or in near future.
French media outlet Le 10 Sport claimed earlier that Angel di Maria has a verbal agreement with PSG over the terms of his contract. He would join on a five-year-contract and would pocket about €8-9m per year as wages.
At the same time, there are also suggestion that PSG won’t be able to dish out such ridiculous sum again, having already paid hefty transfer fee for David Luiz. With FFP breathing down their neck, they cannot simply afford to break the rules and spend over their limitations.
Manchester United have been linked with Di Maria several times over the past one month with Spanish newspaper El Confidencial even reported that the Argentine’s agent Jorge Mendes, who has a good rapport with United, was planning a move to take his client to Old Trafford this summer.