£190m Manchester United transfer deal for Angel di Maria, is it value for money?

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The total cost of Manchester United signing Angel di Maria has been revealed.

The total cost of Manchester United signing Angel di Maria comes in at £190 million, according to a new report.

Goal have released a transfer study, calculating summer fees and the amount of wages with various variables due to be paid out over the course of the players' contracts.

It's a mammoth figure, narrowly below the £199 million Barcelona will pay out by bringing in Luis Suarez from Liverpool.

The initial fee for Di Maria was a British transfer record at almost £60 million, but his contract until 2019 adds further cost to the transfer.

Based on what we have seen of the Argentine in the Premier League so far, is it value for money?

  PositionTeamGoalsAssistsKey PassesAppearancesMins Played
Ángel Di María MF Man Utd 3 6 31 11 838

While he has been missing for the team's recent winning run, it's hard to argue with his contribution before he injured his hamstring.

Combining his goals and assists, Di Maria has delivered nine goals in 11 games for Manchester United this season so far.

If he can start adding his early contribution to United's latest performances, an exciting season for fans of the Red Devils awaits, with the team appearing to have regained their confidence and swagger.

How Di Maria's first season is judged will likely depend on his ability to stay fit, while the only criticism when he has played is that his performances dipped in the big games against Chelsea and Manchester City.

How his time at United will be judged overall will depend on trophies won, and given the state the side were in when Louis van Gaal took over in the summer, he can be afforded a free pass here this season, with a Premier League title or FA Cup considered above expectation.

Link: How the figures are calculated

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