Ángel Di María will continue his career at Juventus. That reports transfer expert Fabrizio Romano on Wednesday morning. The Argentinian comes over from Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer and will fly to Turin this week to finalize the deal. Di Maria is going to sign for one year.
Romano uses his trademark ‘here we go’ to indicate that the switch from Di María to Juventus is in cans and jars. The player and the club have agreed on a one-year contract, which means that the Argentine stylist will fly to Italy this week to sign his signature. Then it will also be presented to the general public. At Juventus, the 34-year-old left foot will succeed Paulo Dybala, who let his contract expire and is still looking for a new club.
With Juventus, Di María adds a new top club to his list of appealing employers. It was Benfica that took him over from Argentina’s Rosario Central in 2007 for seven million euros, after which he moved to Real Madrid three years later for 25 million euros. In Santiago Bernabeu, the attacking midfielder developed into a world star and Manchester United decided in 2014 to pay him 75 million. Under coach Louis van Gaal, however, things did not go smoothly and a step to PSG, one year later, turned out to be the solution.
There he played at least 25 league games in seven consecutive seasons and the Argentinian became national champion five times. Juventus will hope that the title with Di María will be a possibility again, as La Vecchia Signora last season finished fourth in Serie A. That forces the club from Turin to make purchases and in all likelihood Paul Pogba will also join the ranks. He left Manchester United on a free transfer.
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