Angel di Maria’s potential move to Manchester United has taken another step today as reports in Real Madrid believe that agent Jorge Mendes is keen to push through a move to Old Trafford this summer.
Spanish newspaper El Confidencial suggests the Argentine could leave the Bernabeu for a fee of around €50m this summer as Madrid’s president Florentino Perez is determined to make James Rodriguez his latest high-profile signing, 12 months after making Gareth Bale the most expensive footballer on the planet.
The Argentine, who was named man of the match in the Champions League final as Madrid finally secured their 10th European crown in May, is represented by Jorge Mendes, one of the most powerful agents in world football and El Confidencial claims he has already taken steps to help a deal go through.
Mendes could certainly make a move happen given how strong his United links are thanks to the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Anderson and Di Maria has made it clear that he is happy to look at other options this summer on more than one occasion.
Currently, United do not have a world class winger in their squad and a host of wide men including Memphis Depay, Juan Cuadrado and Alexis Sanchez have been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer, with Louis Van Gaal thought to be keen to secure at least one top-class winger this summer.
Given how impressive Arjen Robben has been under Van Gaal, Di Maria could have a similar impact and his versatility across the front three attacking positions would give Van Gaal some great options.