Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria admits that his future is uncertain and hints that his agent is speaking to suitors.
Angel di Maria’s future at Real Madrid was cast into doubt last summer with the arrival of Gareth Bale for a world-record fee of £85 million from Tottenham Hotspur.
However, coach Carlo Ancelotti retained his services, and the Argentina international repaid the Italian’s faith with some brilliant performances both in La Liga and in the Champions League.
The 26-year-old winger scored four goals and provided 17 assists in 34 appearances in the Spanish top flight, and found the target three times and created five goals in 11 matches in the Champions League.
Yet, the former Benfica star’s future at the Santiago Bernabeu is wrapped up in uncertainty, and from his latest comments, it appears that he could be on the move after the World Cup.
‘I've asked my agent not to tell me anything about the talks he's having’, the Manchester Evening News quotes him as saying. ‘I don't know what's going to happen with my career. I don't want to know anything about my future right now’.
If Di Maria, who is on Argentina duty at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil, was 100% sure that Madrid want him to stay, then he would have said so. But his words suggest that his future is indeed up in the air.
Interestingly, Di Maria, who is rated at £40m, has let it slip that his agent is having talks with other clubs. But which ones?
Arsenal have long been linked with a move for Di Maria, while Ligue 1 outfit AS Monaco are also said to be interested. Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus’ names have been thrown into the hat as well.
A plethora of top European clubs are reportedly interested in Di Maria, and it is not hard to see why.
Despite Bale’s presence in the Madrid squad, Di Maria consolidated his place in the starting lineup under Ancelotti and was the star of the show in the Champions League final.
Having joined Madrid from Benfica in the summer of 2010, Di Maria has proved his class time and time again, and it is indeed strange why Los Blancos would even consider selling him.
Yet, Madrid are apparently open to letting him go. Their loss will be some other club’s gain.