Angel Di Maria’s free transfer to Juventus ‘is almost FINAL’ and the Italian giants ‘could announce 34-year-old winger next week’ as the Argentine leaves Paris Saint-Germain after seven years in France
- Angel Di Maria is reportedly closing in on sealing a summer move to Juventus
- The Argentina winger is leaving Paris Saint-Germain after seven years in France
- Di Maria is expected to sign a deal in Turin worth close to £5.2million per year
The 34-year-old has spent the past seven years at Paris Saint-Germain, where he has won 14 major trophies, including five league titles.
But having run his contract down to expiry Di Maria, according to Sky Sports Italia, is now ready to put pen-to-paper on a deal worth close to £5.2million a year with Juventus.
Juventus are reportedly close to sealing the free transfer signing of Angel Di Maria (pictured)
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is determined to reshape his team over the summer
Di Maria remains a high calibre player and has generated interest across the continent, including at Barcelona and former club Benfica.
La Gazzetta dello Sport, as per Sport, previously reported that Di Maria ‘grew tired’ of waiting for Barcelona and has informed Juventus he is ready to sign a deal.
Now it is Juventus who are ‘getting closer’ and negotiations between Di Maria and the Turin-based club are said to be ‘almost final’ with just a few final elements to sort.
The annual salary Di Maria will reportedly get is expected to be linked to appearances and ‘objectives’ which will act as bonuses.
The veteran leaves Paris Saint-Germain this summer following the expiration of his contract
Di Maria would arrive in Italy still at the top of his game.
He made 294 appearances for PSG, scoring 92 goals and managing 118 assists during his stay.
Di Maria began his career at home in Argentina with Rosario Central, before moving to Europe for Benfica in 2007.
The tricky winger then signed for Real Madrid before an ill-fated spell with Manchester United preceded a 2015 switch to PSG.
For his country, Di Maria, 34, has 122 senior caps for Argentina, in which he scored 25 goals and won the Copa America last summer.
Di Maria is expected to take a deal worth £5.2m-a-year, with bonuses written into the contract
He is reportedly enjoying a pre-season break in Spain but is now ‘close’ to sorting his future with a move to the Italian giants.
Boss Massimiliano Allegri is looking to reshape Juventus this summer in a bid to restore them to title contenders, having seem them slip behind the two Milan clubs.
Paul Pogba is ready to make a return, also on a free transfer, while the report by Sky Sports Italia details that Sassuolo star Domenico Berardi is also on the radar, despite the anticipated addition of Di Maria.