Angel di Maria ‘shelves Juventus interest in favour of signing with Barcelona on a free transfer’
Angel di Maria ‘drops Juventus’ interest in favor of a Barcelona transfer’ as the contract-less PSG star sees a hopeful return to Spain
- Out-of-contract PSG star Angel di Maria is reportedly blocking his Juventus offer
- According to reports, the Argentine star hopes to move to Barcelona instead
- Despite his five-year stint with Real Madrid, he is eager to move to Camp Nou
- Juventus have reportedly given Di Maria until the end of this week to decide
- Barcelona are anchored in financial difficulties but remain interested in the winger
- The Catalans would reportedly like Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha . to attract
Upcoming free agent Angel di Maria is blocking Juventus’ attempts to sign him in hopes of a possible transfer to Barcelona, according to reports.
The Argentinian will leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer after spending seven years at the Parc des Princes, and Juventus have reportedly already made two offers to sign.
Di Maria is believed to have turned down the Italian giants’ first two-year contract offer, leading to a second one-year offer with a 12-month player option.
Angel di Maria is reportedly eager to return to Spain and join Barcelona after joining PSG . leaves
The Argentine international has reportedly withdrawn Juventus’ second contract offer
However, according to the Spanish outlet Sportthe former Real Madrid playmaker is excited about a return to Spain and is suspending Juventus’ interest in the hopes that Barcelona will soon knock on his door.
Teaming up with Xavi in Catalonia would put the 32-year-old on a rare list of players who have played for both Clasico clubs, including Brazilian legend Ronaldo and Portuguese winger Luis Figo.
Barcelona have reportedly expressed interest in Di Maria, but financial difficulties have continually thwarted the club’s potential during the transfer window this summer.
Di Maria scored 36 goals and 84 assists in 190 games at the Bernabeu between 2010-15
The 32-year-old once wore white during El Clasico games, but can change kit next season
While the Spanish giants were cleared last week to offset much of their net worth, they have not yet received the cash injection needed to negotiate a deal with Bayern Munich for priority transfer target Robert Lewandowski.
Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva, Leeds winger Raphinha and PSG star Neymar have all been linked with possible moves to the Nou Camp.
Unlike others on the shortlist, Di Maria would not demand a transfer fee after his PSG contract expires at the end of June, which could suit Barcelona and their financial concerns.
Juventus have reportedly demanded a decision from Di Maria before the end of this week, as it has already met its salary expectations.
Bernardo Silva reportedly told Man City he would like to move to Barcelona like Di Maria