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Di Maria: I almost joined PSG

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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  1. Guest

    December 13, 2011 at 4:00 pm

     ‘The Cabinet has outlawed salary hikes for public servants until the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) is formed.’Hmmmmm right after ‘negotiations’ with the Doctors?! Something tells me this was well planned to cheat the Doctors. SMH, what a shame, this is a dirty Government.

  2. Anonymous

    December 13, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Hahaaaa! “Austerity measures”? Really? Same country where we (including me) maintain four (4) official houses for the president, in addition to numerous State Lodges around the coutry that remain unused because he can only sleep in one house?
    Same country where the president has a convoy of more than a dozen fuel guzzling cars while the prime minister has a 10 car convoy and each has starving constituents dying from  inability to afford basic food and/or medicine?
    Same country where the wealthiest happen to be the political class? And their wives and consorts enjoy publicly (my) funded facilities?
    Same country where the highest paid public servants are paid more than two hundred (200) times what the lowest paid public servants receive?
    Same country where politicians and NGOs cannot resettle IDPs but miraculously have millions to go on foreign tours?
    Same country where no prominent personality from 1963 to 2011 has been convicted of serious corruption?

    I must say, I am impressed. Keep it up.

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