Oh dear oh dear. Most transfer speculation is generally pretty exciting. Manchester United need to bolster in several positions and some mouthwatering names have been linked to the club this summer.
But, every now and again, you get a Fellainiesque transfer. A player rumoured to be coming in for loads of money who simply doesn’t boil your potatoes.
Many thought Fellaini would fail at Manchester United and their worst fears seem to be materialising.
So Manchester United won’t want to make the same mistake again. But we feel that they will be doing just that if they sign Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.
Granted, he had his best season at Madrid in the last campaign. But that has simply masked the long-term frailties of a player who goes down too easily, too often and lacks consistency. And, in Nani, Manchester United already have one of those!
Di Maria’s performances at The World Cup have simply highlighted the fact that Real Madrid will do very well to get rid of him this summer – particularly at the prices being mooted.
The Express continues to the story today by suggesting that Di Maria’s agent is brokering a move to Manchester United.
…reports in Spain claim that his agent, Jorge Mendes, expects Di Maria to join Old Trafford as Real edge closer to signing Monaco’s James Rodriguez.
…Di Maria looks set to become the third (Manchester United signing) after reportedly feeling undervalued at the Bernabeu and has previously revealed that he will make a decision after the World Cup.
“For now, I’m just thinking the World Cup. We’ll see what happens with Madrid and if they want to continue, he said.
“Honestly, I know that there are offers and interested clubs.”
We would much rather see a young player with potential come in – someone like James Rodriguez or Antoine Griezmann – than the on-off Argentine who made some inexplicably bad decisions in the game against Switzerland.
But he is a player who will draw polemic responses. So, Manchester United fans, let’s have your thoughts on this one. Would you like to see Di Maria at Old Trafford next season?Follow @soccersweep10