By Derrick Kiplagat
Argentine winger Angel Di Maria is close to completing his switch to League one side Paris Saint Germain (PSG)after passing his medical on Tuesday in Qatar. Di Maria is set to complete his switch from Manchester United to PSG this coming week according to The Independent, with the paper work currently taking place ahead of a proposed £ 44.3m transfer. The medical took place in Doha, and the player is expected to fly from Qatar to Paris on Tuesday night ahead of the presentation which is likely to occur on Wednesday.
Di Maria is set to close the short chapter of his career at Manchester United upon signing for the French champions, having only joined United for a British record fee on £ 59.7 Million in august last year. While he made a blistering start to his career at Old Trafford, his spell in the English premier league quickly turned sour. Manchester are set to make a £ 15 Million on the transfer fee.
After the medical Di Maria said, “I am very happy to join Paris Saint Germain. What I know about PSG is that they are a team who have won all possible title in France last season. They’re very important. I know too that they want to overcome the obstacle of the quarter-finals in the Champions League. I will try to bring my best to help the team. We’ll try to go as far as possible in the Champions League.”
Meanwhile, Manchester United are edging closer to sealing the capture of Barcelona Forward Pedro Rodriguez as a possible replacement for Angel Di Maria.
Sources say, the Pedro deal is almost done and both clubs have agreed terms with the player also anticipating the move. According to reports, United’s Vice-Chairman Ed Woodward and a number of other officials met a Barcelona delegation on Tuesday evening to sit down and iron out the terms of the agreement.
United coach Luis Van Gaal is set to use the 4-3-3 formation more often this coming season and would need Pedro to fill in the void on the right flank of the 3 man attack. Veteran Captain Wayne Rooney will play as the centre forward and new signing Memphis Depay will play wide on the left.