Sky Sports have Manchester United fans looking up with massive interest here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they claim that the Red Devils are about to break the British transfer fee record.
The player who Louis van Gaal rates highly enough to pay such a high amount for is Real Madrid winger Angel Di Maria who has been heavily linked with both United and Paris Saint-Germain this summer.
However, it seems that the lure of a club with the reputation of Manchester United, not to mention the chance to wear the Red Devils’ number seven shirt has seen the Argentine opt for the Premier League and not Ligue 1.
According to Sky Sports, Di Maria has been persuaded to join United by former number seven Cristiano Ronaldo himself and as one of our punters notes over a pint, such an endorsement from a player like Ronaldo will go a long way.
Di Maria will cost upwards of £56 million and whilst that is a huge sum of money, we think he is exactly the kind of player United and van Gaal need – and that they are rather lucky to have him.
United fans. Is this too much money for Di Maria or is it the kind of signing you need to be making far more of this summer? Let us know your thoughts below.