Transfer to Manchester UnitedTuesday, August 26, 2014
Di María set to sign contract today
MANCHESTER — Manchester United hope to formally announce the signing of Angel di María today after agreeing terms on a British record transfer fee of £59.7 million (75 million euros) with Real Madrid.
United officials held meetings with their Real Madrid counterparts on Sunday evening and resumed talks yesterday as they bartered down the £75 million asking price.
The scale of the extra fees due from United will depend on performances and the prospect of Di María winning the Ballon D’Or.
The Argentina international posed with fans at Madrid airport yesterday afternoon prior to flying into Manchester on a private plane to meet up with United manager Louis Van Gaal late last night.
Van Gaal had been at Carrington overseeing the first team squad’s warm-down session and training ahead of tonight’s Capital One Cup second round tie at MK Dons.
Di María’s arrival will give the club a welcome lift following a disappointing start to the season that has delivered just one point from their opening two Premier League games.
Herald staff with Daily Mail