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Ángel di María: I joined Man United because PSG couldn't buy players

Monday, November 17, 2014

Manchester United star Ángel di María has revealed that Financial Fair Play rules prevented him from moving to Paris Saint-Germain last summer.

Di María was the subject of significant interest from PSG, and several reports suggested the Ligue 1 champions had prepared a bid in the region of £50 million for the former Real Madrid star.

However, PSG were unable to pay his transfer fee as they were issued with a spending restriction for breaching UEFA's Financial Fair Play regulations.

The 26-year-old told French TV channel Teléfoot: "PSG had money problems and they could not buy players. That is the main reason why I did not go there.

"It would have been a good experience for me to go to Paris. Playing in the French league is pleasing for a large number of players."

The Argentina international eventually moved to Old Trafford in a British-record £59.7 million deal.

He added: "At the time, there were a lot of clubs interested in me. But Manchester United appeared and they did not drop out. They really wanted me and it happened."

Nevertheless, di María has not ruled out the possibility of joining PSG in the future.

The former Benfica ace said: "Now I am in England, but you never know, there is a lot of movement in football. You can never predict where someone will play.

"I know that I am still young, maybe one day I will go to PSG. I don't know how it will all end."


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