In news that has the Football Transfer Tavern reeling, Marca have made a sensational claim regarding the future of Angel Di Maria at Real Madrid.
The player has been in the dog house for most of the season – along with the majority of the squad in all fairness and has even been publically reprimanded by Jose Mourinho. However all of this is not the problem. Whilst there are claims that if Mourinho does stay, certain players will leave, Di Maria is the exact opposite.
The winger remains one of the Special One’s most devoted servants and has told club officials he will not rule out a move if Mourinho does leave at the end of the season. Both Mourinho and Di Maria share the same agent – Jorge Mendes and it has long been rumoured the Argentine will follow the manager out of the door if he does chose to leave.
Whilst the players and fans at Real Madrid are more than content with Di Maria, the board and especially Florentino Perez are not the biggest fans of the player. This can be put down to a number of things such as his histrionics when tackled – sometimes you think after a heavy challenge you will find Di Maria in the morgue such is his reaction. The player’s inconsistent form has also been a problem as was his huge asking price – something Mourinho seriously pushed for. This is not to mention his loyalty to team Mou, all of which have placed clubs including Manchester United and PSG on red alert.