After a seven-year break with PSG, there were rumors that Barcelona and Juventus could sign Angel Di Maria. The Argentine star has finally agreed to tie the knot with the Turin club. The contract has been signed for one year, waiting for the official announcement.
Fabrizio Romano, a reliable journalist on football transfers, confirmed the matter on Wednesday (July 7th). Romano said Juventus had reached a full deal to sign De Maria for a free transfer. After a long discussion with the Argentine star, the Turin club has prepared the documents for one year. He will travel to Italy this week to sign the contract.
Earlier, not only Barcelona, but several clubs in Europe were interested in getting De Maria. Romano said he turned down an offer to play for the English club despite receiving a hefty offer. The Argentine star, who previously played in the Premier League and La Liga, wanted to take on a new challenge in a new country, so he is moving to Italy.
In addition to Di Maria, Juventus are also pulling Paul Pogba for free. According to Romano, the French star, who left Manchester United, will sign a formal contract with Juventus next Saturday (July 9). If all goes well, Allegri will make a big bet this summer. The coach of Turin is recruiting two world class players for free.
Meanwhile, the Italian giants have been suffering since Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo left the team. In the last two seasons, the team has dropped out of the race for the league title. However, this time the Pogba-de Maria pair can only show the light of hope to the supporters of Turin.
De Maria joined PSG from Manchester United in 2015 and won 17 titles, including five league trophies. He has scored 91 goals in 294 appearances for the French giants. He has the highest number of assists in the history of PSG with 111 assists. Earlier, the Argentine was in great rhythm for the Spanish club Real Madrid.
De Maria played a key role in Real Madrid’s coveted 10th Champions League title. After a long decade, the Champions League title came to Bernabeu. The Argentine was the man of the final in the final of that tournament in 2014. This time he is ready to take the challenge for Juventus on the edge of the abyss.