Manchester United have signed Angel Di Maria for a British record fee of £59.7million. The Argentina international midfielder joins on five-year contract.

This news should delight all the United fans and of course, Louis van Gaal who has finally made a marquee signing, with four days before the transfer deadline.

Di Maria was speculated to leave Real Madrid since the World Cup but negotiations between United and Real Madrid took lot of time and finally super agent Jorge Mendes (managing Di Maria) used his skills to reach a figure that both parties agreed to.

After passing his medical and agreeing personal terms, Angel Di Maria said: 

I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Spain and there were a lot of clubs interested in me, but United is the only club that I would have left Real Madrid for. Louis van Gaal is a fantastic coach with a proven track record of success and I am impressed by the vision and determination everyone has to get this club back to the top – where it belongs. I now just cannot wait to get started.

Louis van Gaal expressed his delight at the new signing and said:

Angel is a world-class midfielder but most importantly he is a team player. There is no doubting his immense natural talent. He is a tremendously fast and incisive left-footed player who puts fear into the most accomplished defence. His dribbling skills and his ability to take on and beat opponents are a joy to watch. He is an excellent addition to the team.

Angel Di Maria, Welcome to Manchester United.


Post a Comment

Creative Commons License