The Paris Saint-Germain charm offensive continues as they look to announce the imminent signing of Manchester Uniteda s Angel Di Maria. Javier Pastore is the latest member of Laurent Blanca s squad to praise Di Maria and has even admitted that Di Maria revealed his desire to join PSG .
Javier Pastore followed in the footsteps of his teammates and coach earlier today when he praised his compatriot Angel Di Maria ahead of his widely-expected transfer from Manchester United to PSG. A fellow Argentinian, Pastore and Di Maria found themselves in close contact over the summer in their countrya s run to the final of the Copa America 2015, where they were defeated by hosts Chile.
Di Maria has been a source of great speculation over the past few weeks, with the United record-signing even declining to report for pre-season. Manchester United have subsequently slapped Di Maria with a two-week fine as he failed to join his team on July 25th in San Jose during their tour of the United States. A move to PSG is highly likely to be completed in the coming week with the transfer fee reputed to be 44 Million Pounds. With Laurent Blanc, Zlatan Ibrahimovich, David Luiz and Marco Verrati all expressing their admiration for the Manchester United No. 7, Javier Pastore has even disclosed that Di Maria wishes to join these illustrious names at the Parc-Des-Princes.
As reported in the Daily Mail, Pastore stated a He (Di Maria) wants to come. He is a very great player. Plus, he alone can win important matches.a a I told him to join us. He also asked me many questions about the club, the city and the way of life for his family.’
The French champions were amongst the frontrunners for Di Mariaa s signature last year, but had to pull out due Financial Fair Play Restrictions. With a lifting on the sanctions this year, PSG are prepared to pay Manchester United a reported 44 Million Pounds for the Argentinian. While that would represent a loss of 15 Million Pounds, United would want to decisively resolve the transfer saga.
Di Mariaa s loss of form and consistency, adding to his personal unhappiness at life in England saw him transform from Uniteda s stellar signing to a problem child. Relations between the club and player hit a new low after his failure to report for pre-season and subsequent disappearance. With a month of the transfer market remaining, United would also want to sell Di Maria and reinvest in their squad, with Barcelonaa s winger Pedro being considered as his direct replacement.