Barcelona News Transfer: In recent weeks, Angel Di Maria has been bandied about as a potential transfer target for Barcelona in advance of the summer transfer window. The Catalan giants are on the search for a replacement for Ousmane Dembele. He is refusing to honour the terms of his contract, and they have the Argentine in mind as a potential target.
Because the 34-year-old player’s current deal with Paris Saint-Germain is slated to expire on June 30, he will likely be available for free transfer after that date. It had been speculated that the experienced Argentine international would transfer to Juventus. But it was claimed by Cuatro that he had his sights set on joining Barcelona in the summer.
According to the article, Di Maria wants a contract that would only last for one year so that he may be in peak physical condition for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup, which will take place at the end of 2022.
It has been claimed that Barcelona is working on a deal to acquire the former Real Madrid winger, and it is thought that Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has already talked to Di Maria to explain the club’s proposition to him.
Barcelona News Transfer: Will Di Maria move to Camp Nou?
However, if Di Maria were to transfer to Barcelona, he would have to accept a significant pay cut as part of the deal. When the winger was playing for Paris Saint-Germain, he brought in a handsome €13 million per year. But if he moves to Camp Nou, his salary is likely to be drastically reduced due to Barcelona’s precarious financial situation.
It has been decided by President Joan Laporta that the annual salary of players would be capped at a maximum of €10 million. The story suggests that because of Di Maria’s advanced age, the club would be ready to grant him a deal that would pay him about only 2 million euros per year.
When the opportunity to sign with Barcelona presented itself, it is widely believed that Di Maria cut off discussions with Juventus. To what extent, though, he will be willing to reduce his pay by such a significant sum for a transfer to Camp Nou is something that is still up in the air.