Manchester United winger Angel di Maria has arrived in Qatar ahead of his medical for Ligue 1 side PSG.
The Argentine has been pictured this morning with the PSG owners in Doha with the United man set to agree a 4-year-deal worth £170,000 a week after tax with the French giants. The medical is due to take place today, with a £44.4m fee already agreed.
Britain’s most expensive transfer at £59.7m has endured a poor debut season in the Premier League since signing last summer. Despite managing 10 assists last season, the second highest in the league, Di Maria always tended to show a clear lack of effort which reflected with his inconsistency in the red shirt. For a fee close £60 million, United fans were expecting a player who would come close to emanating the successes of Ronaldo at Old Trafford, but this definitely can’t be said.
Di Maria snubbed the chance to join United’s pre-season tour of the United States, and apparently received a huge fine from the club for his ignorance. Luckily for the Argentine, the missed plane has only sped-up the process of him leaving the Red Devils.
United fans always hoped Di Maria would put his first season woes behind him, and his intent to stay on and fight to make his name at the club would come to light. Unfortunately, despite telling the world he wanted to prove himself at United, the 27-year-old has all but quit United.
It will go down as one of the most disappointing transfers of all time in United’s books. A No 7 who made the team of the year in the previous season by winning the Champions League and reaching the World Cup final, but a player who ultimately gave up on the club who invested so much to gain his services.