The fallout from Angel di Maria’s departure from Real Madrid to Manchester United continues, with the player maintaining his stance that he was pushed out of the door at the Santiago Bernabeu.
In an open letter to the Madrid fans following his exit from the 2014 Champions League winners last month, Di Maria claimed that he is ‘not the type of footballer that appeals to one person in particular’ (click here to read more).
The ‘one person’ the Argentina international was refereeing to is Madrid president Florentino Perez, who gave his side of the story last week and explained why he made the decision to sell the star winger.
‘We made the best offer that we could to Di Maria and he didn't accept it’, The Independent quotes him as saying. ‘Hence, we brought in James Rodriguez, one of the best players at the World Cup and the Golden Boot award winner...
'Di Maria had financial requests that I considered legitimate but we couldn't satisfy them. I reiterate that we made him the best possible offer’.
Di Maria has now hit back at Perez, hinting that the Madrid chief is not telling the truth.
‘I know what he said’, said the former Benfica star. ‘That never happened, I never made those demands. I never asked to leave Madrid, it wasn't my decision either... I just think it is an excuse because Madrid have been criticised for selling me’.
It is now Perez’s turn to respond. Over to you, Signor...