Di Maria Exits Real Madrid

After weeks of speculations, Argentine striker Angel Di Maria is bound to join Manchester United in the English Premier League, EPL. According to latest reports, the player has finally confirmed rumours that he is headed to United as Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that the attacker has said goodbye to the Spanish giants. Louis van Gaal has identified Di Maria as the man to add some pace to United’s attack and it now looks as if the Dutchman has landed the World Cup star. Di Maria’s proposed move to Old Trafford will see him become the Premier League’s record signing as United will pay over £60million for the 26-year-old. Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, 23 August, 2014, Ancelotti said the Benfica winger has said goodbye to Real Madrid fans. “We thanked him for everything he has done for the club. “We tried everything possible to keep Di Maria, but he has decided something else. Good luck to him,” Ancelotti said. Di Maria, who has been reported to wear United’s iconic No 7 shirt, is expected to earn in the region of £200,000-a-week at Old Trafford. Meanwhile, the Real Madrid boss also revealed Sami Khedira would be staying at the club despite speculation linking him with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu to Arsenal. “Khedira is happy here and he is staying. The matter is resolved and he stays at Real Madrid.” Commenting on Di Maria imminent exit from Madrid, former Real president Ramon Calderon said: “Personally I don’t like it. “Normally a club who owns the very good players don’t like to sell them.” Van Gaal is a known admirer of Di Maria, who would become the club’s fourth summer signing. The Old Trafford club have already bought left-back Luke Shaw, midfielder Ander Herrera and Di Maria’s Argentina team-mate Marcos Rojo for a combined £72m. Ángel Fabián Di María Hernández (born 14 February 1988) is an Argentine professional footballer who currently plays for Real Madrid and the Argentine national team, as a winger or attacking midfielder. Di Maria was named on the 10-man shortlist for the FIFA player of the tournament at this summer’s World Cup, though he injured a thigh in the quarter-final win over Belgium. After beginning his career with Rosario Central, Di María moved to Europe in 2007 to play for Benfica of Portugal, earning a €25 million move to Real Madrid three years later. A full international for Argentina since 2008, Di María has earned over 50 caps for his country. He scored the goal which won the country gold at the 2008 Olympics, and has also represented them at two World Cups and the 2011 Copa América.

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