Regulars in the Football Transfer Tavern have put down their pints in shock after news was reported by Metro’s Jamie Sanderson that Real Madrid have presented Manchester United with the opportunity to sign winger Angel Di Maria in the summer.
The Argentine international has been put up for sale by the La Liga giants and reports now suggest that Sir Alex Ferguson has been told the 25-year-old will be available for transfer at a bargain £15 million.
Marca reports that he is being shipped out of the Bernabeu as part of a summer rebuilding job after the side struggled to keep pace with Barcelona at the top of La Liga and failed to win La Decima – a 10th Champions League crown.
Ferguson is understood to be chasing a winger with out-of-favour Portuguese star Nani set to leave for regular first team football and Di Maria appears to be a ready made replacement for the Old Trafford-based side.
Although Di Maria has a deal at the Spanish club until 2018, he could be leave in the summer with the possible destination of the Premier League and Manchester.