The arrival of James Rodríguez and Toni Kroos to Real Madrid will certainly close the doors of the team’s starting line-up to some of the players who were regular choices of Carlo Ancelotti last season and Ángel Di Maria will probably be one of those players.
The versatile Argentinean attacking midfielder, who arrived at the Spanish capital city four years ago, has been recently linked to the French champions Paris Saint-Germain, although his transfer fee seems to be a little bit too high, even for the Parisian team at the moment. PSG were severely hammered by the strong arm of UEFA because of the Financial Fair Play matter and they are probably not in a position to spend somewhat around £50 million on Di Maria after having already paid Chelsea that exact same amount for the Brazilian centre back David Luiz.
In order to overcome those UEFA “restrictions”, PSG will need to sell one of their top stars if they want to bring an expensive player such as Ángel Di Maria and their most likely choice will probably be Edinson Cavani. The brilliancy of the Uruguayan forward was outshone by the talent of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and this might in fact be a good time for Cavani to try his luck elsewhere.
Getting back at Ángel Di Maria’s future, one can easily foresee that his career at Real Madrid is over, no matter how ludicrous this might sound. The talented Argentinean footballer took part in more than 50 matches last season where he contributed with 11 goals and 26 assists, as he turned out to be one of the consistent players of the team. There are probably very few teams around Europe that could even dream of selling a player with such amazing statistics, but Florentino Pérez’s spending spree and the utmost need of building a team ripe of top notch superstars will “force” Real Madrid to commit this move.
Currently 26, Di Maria arrived at European football at the age of 19 to play for Benfica and it wasn’t long before he started to impress. The three years he spent in Portugal helped him to achieve a fairly impressive level of development and although some pundits have raised their eyebrows when he moved Real Madrid, one can easily conclude that he “was worth” the huge amount of money they paid for him.