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Di Maria: I almost joined PSG

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VAN-GAAL-DI-MARIALONDON, November 17-Manchester United’s club-record signing Angel Di Maria has revealed that only a “problem of money” prevented him from instead joining Paris Saint-Germain.

The Argentina international became the Red Devils’ most expensive signing after leaving Real Madrid for £59.7m in the off-season, and has quickly become a hit at Old Trafford this term.

However, the 26-year-old has now claimed he was a major target of PSG, but that FIFA’s Financial Fair Play rules meant the Ligue 1 champions were unable to make a bid for his services.

He told Telefoot: “Going to Paris would have been a good experience. I think it was a problem of money. They could not buy any players and I think that is the main reason I did not go to Paris.

“To play in a French club is something that would please a lot of players but today I play in the Premier League. But you never know.”

Di Maria went on to admit he could still one day move to the French giants, adding: “Could I join PSG in the future? Yes, maybe.

“I am still young. In football, there is a lot of movement and I don’t know how things will end up.”

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