Spanish newspaper Marca has claimed that Angel di Maria is 'hell bent' on leaving Real Madrid.
Marca has decided to give Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria a little bit of stick today, suggesting the Argentinian is ‘hell bent’ on leaving the club this January.
Di Maria has featured regularly for Real Madrid in La Liga this season with ten starts and four sub appearances but the report from Marca seems to suggest that his behaviour is that of a man that doesn’t particularly want to be at the club.
“In no time at all, Di María has gone from being a player lauded by Carlo Ancelotti for his commitment at the end of the summer - to a player that seems to be hell-bent on forcing his way out of Real Madrid during the winter transfer window,” reads the report in Marca.
The usually pro-Real Madrid news source also suggests that Real Madrid’s match against Olimpic de Xativa this evening in the Copa del Rey will be an opportunity for the home support at the Bernabeu to judge the winger.
If he gets a very frosty and hostile reception then it could force him further towards the exit door this winter because he has knuckled down as a professional and performed for the club this season.
“This will be an opportunity for Madrid fans to pronounce their judgement on the commitment of Argentine Angel di María,” reads the report.
In terms of the interest from Arsenal and Manchester United, both sides are in a good position to pay what would be a hefty fee to buy out the remaining five-years on the player’s contract.
Arsenal arguably have the more pressing need for a wide man who can play down either wing, which would release someone like Lukas Podolski or Theo Walcott to play centrally up front, providing that much needed support to Olivier Giroud.
Arsenal are also naturally aided by the fact they signed Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid last summer, providing that natural connection between the German and di Maria.
However, don’t count out Manchester United because David Moyes is under a lot of pressure and he could view di Maria as a chance to signal some intent at the club and make a marquee signing which he failed to do over the summer.
According to Marca, the player is almost certain to leave this winter and that’s something which could be very positive for the Premier League.
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