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Ángel Di María, born in Rosario, Argentina, is a professional footballer currently playing for Paris Saing-Germain. Most frequently deployed as a winger or an attacking midfielder Di María is known for being able to provide spectacular assists but also find the net with ease himself. He has played for some of the biggest clubs in the world and has managed to win an extensive list of titles, including triumphing in the Champions League and also winning both the domestic league and cup in Portugal, Spain, and France.
Ángel Di María’s Transfer History
- 2007: CA Rosario to Benfica – £7,2 Million
- 2010: Benfica to Real Madrid – £30 Million
- 2014: Real Madrid to Manchester United – £60 Million
- 2015: Manchester United to Paris Sant-Germain – £44 Million
Born and raised in Rosario, the Argentine began his career with a local club named after the city – Rosario. Thirteen years with their youth academy resulted In promotion to the senior squad, which only lasted two years due to the impressive form of the youngster. In 2007 at the age of 19, Di María made the transfer news with his move to Europe with Benfica. For the following three campaigns, the winger grew upon himself and continued making headlines after spectacular performances. Take this moment, for instance – The Argentine scored a hattrick in February of 2010 and woke up to being named “Magic Tri María” in all media outlets on the following day. This was also when the late Diego Maradona exclaimed that Di María is on the road to becoming the next Argentinian superstar.
In 2010 the Benfica man became one of Jose Mourinho's first transfer targets as Real Madrid manager, and Ángel completed his move to the Spanish capital. The sum that Los Blancos paid for him netted a nice amount of profit for Benfica, but it was worth it. The four years he spent with Real resulted in 36 goals and 85 assists in 190 matches. In the summer of 2013, Di María was subject to strong transfer rumors linking him with several elite clubs, including the Manchester Duo, PSG, and BVB Dortmund. However, at that point put out the transfer odds when he decided to remain at Bernabeu. He agreed to a £60 Million move to Old Trafford only after winning the Champions League in the 2013/2014 campaign.
Unable to adapt to life in England, the football whispers about Di María's Manchester United exit soon followed. The gossip was that Bayern Munich had the Argentine star on their list but couldn't get a hold of him as Ligue 1 PSG bought the player. Since then, Di María has settled down nicely, becoming a fan favorite. At the age of 32, he is nearing the end of his career, and we will see how long he will be able to play at the level of the Paris club. Rumours suggest that he may seek to play out his last matches at an exotic location, such as some Chinese or Korean high-paying club.