Man Utd Told They Must Pay €70m To Land La Liga Attacker

By on July 8, 2014

The summer transfer window is now open for business and it’s expected to be a busy few weeks as managers strengthen their squads ahead of next season, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Man Utd are linked with Angel Di Maria.

Angel Di Maria Real Madrid

Manchester United have been told by Real Madrid they must up their offer to a whopping €70m if they want to stand a chance of signing Angel Di Maria this summer, according to reports today.

Despite not officially being in the job yet, new United boss Louis van Gaal has wasted no time in starting his rebuilding project at Old Trafford and he’s expected to continue to splash the cash after signing Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw last month.

The club have been linked with a whole host of big-money names in recent weeks and the latest to be touted as a key target is Di Maria. Reports have suggested the Argentinean attacker isn’t entirely content at the Bernabeu and could be sacrificed by Carlo Ancelotti to help fund a move for World Cup super-star James Rodriguez.

It appears Di Maria’s availability has alerted United with the Express claiming van Gaal is keen to lure the 26-year-old to Manchester with the Dutchman understood to prepared to spend up to €59m (£47m) to land the exciting attacker this summer.

However, with Paris Saint-Germain also showing an interest after Di Maria’s impressive displays at the World Cup over the past three weeks, the newspaper suggests that Madrid have told United they will need to pay a mammoth €70m (£56m) to persuade them to cash in.

It remains to be seen whether United will be willing to go that high for the Argentinean international or turn to other targets, but the Red Devils would be getting one of the best attackers in Europe if they do end up signing Di Maria.

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He’s just come off the back of an excellent season in Spain where his 11 goals and 26 assists in all competitions helped Madrid land their 10th Champions League trophy. Despite those impressive figures, he still drew criticism at times from local media and fans for some inconsistent performances and it looks like Madrid will be prepared to do business to help them land Rodriguez, but only if a club matches their huge €70m price tag.

I personally don’t see van Gaal or the United chiefs sanctioning such a move, but you never know. They paid £30m for a teenage left-back who’s only made 60 appearances in the Premier League and has 3 England caps to his name….

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5 Comments

  1. Spanish Red

    July 8, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    11 goals and 26 assists in ALL competitions. this includes reaching the Champions League final and the Copa del Rey final. The majority of these goals and assists came in a weak league where the only real competition was from 2 other clubs. Assume United don’t reach any finals, they’re already not in Europe at all and he’ll do well to score 4 goals and assist 10. If you are crazy enough to think that this merits the kind of expenditure Madrid want, (they basically want United to fund their purchase of Rodriguez), for a guy who runs around in circles and falls over a lot, then good luck. I only hope van Gaal isn’t as easy to fool as you.

  2. Aliyu umar

    July 8, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    We fans of man u we di maria over vidal becouse we have a more midfile!

  3. toye

    July 8, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    I just think you have a personal dislike for di maria,cmon,he attacks,he shoots,he defends,he plays almost anywhere,he dribbles,what more do you need from a player,he wasn’t running around in circles when he won the penalty in the champions league final,or when he scored to send argentina into the semifinal,wake up and stop hating,I hope we sign him.and I want to read your comments when he helps us beat the likes of chelsea,mancity,arsenal.

  4. AL Amiin Sonko

    July 9, 2014 at 3:32 am

    Please LVG buy Di Maria he will be very good to the team

  5. ibrahim ibrahim maikaita

    July 9, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Pls LVG is better to buy Di maria is good for them

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