Manchester United sign Di Maria for £59.7 million
Manchester United broke the British transfer record when they completed the signing of Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria for £59.7 million on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old, who has 52 caps for Argentina, signed a five-year contract after agreeing personal terms for his move from Real Madrid.
“United is the only club that I would have left Real Madrid for,” Di Maria told the club’s official website.
“Louis van Gaal is a fantastic coach with a proven track record of success, and I am impressed by the vision and determination everyone has to get this club back to the top – where it belongs. I now just cannot wait to get started.”
Van Gaal described Di Maria as world class and a “team player” with “immense natural talent.”
“He is a tremendously fast and incisive left-footed player who puts fear into the most accomplished defence. His dribbling skills and his ability to take on and beat opponents are a joy to watch. He is an excellent addition to the team,” Van Gaal said.