He was one of Real Madrid’s best players in their run to the La Decima . He was immense as Argentina reached the world cup Final last summer. He signed for one of the biggest clubs in world football in Manchester United, in a deal that saw United paying a British transfer record £59.7 million for his services to Real Madrid. So, it has left many wondering about what has gone wrong to such an extent that the 27-year-old is rumored to be on his way towards the Old Trafford exit door.
Well, a number of things to be precise. Though the buck starts and stops with the player himself, his manager Louis Van Gaal hasn’t exactly done a lot to make things easier for him with his perpetual reluctance to play out and out wingers. The player made just 24 starts in all competitions last season for United , and ended the season on the bench after a reported falling out with the manager.
Then there’s the not-so-small matter of attempted burglary and break-in at his £4 million Cheshire mansion in February,which has left his wife shaken-up and unwilling to return to the property. All of this has left Di Maria keen to depart the UK and interest has been building up in the superstar for quite some days.
Goal has now reported that the player has his heart set on a move to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, while interest from Paris Saint-Germain has also been widely reported by several outlets. It has also claimed that Di Maria’s team of advisors have initiated contact with Bayern regarding a possible move. However, the German outfield have not yet made any formal offer for the player.
Spending the last few weeks of the season playing second fiddle to Ashley Young is definitely not what the Argentine had in mind while joining United. With the arrival of Memphis Depay from PSV confirmed , Di Maria’s position in the starting eleven is under further threat. All this has resulted in the player’s wish to quit England, with widespread interest from both Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich mooted in all quarters.
Several reports surfacing from France have stated that the 27-year-old has already agreed a deal with PSG, with the player’s family keen to move to the French capital. On the other hand , the player is a huge fan of Bayern coach Pep Guardiola and could be swayed to the Bavarians if the possibility of working with him arises.
With United interested in several Bayern players like Bastian Schweinsteiger and Thomas Mueller , this saga looks set to drag on throughout the summer. Bayern may not be willing to match United’s valuation of the player after the poor season they had , while United, too , do not hold the cards in the deal as they would have to cooperate in negotiations if they are to have any chance of landing Mueller.