PSG tried to sell Di Maria to China: report

Former Real Madrid winger found the move to be disrespectful


Sports Desk February 26, 2017
PHOTO: REUTERS

French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG) tried to sell star winger Angel Di Maria to China, newspaper L'Equipe reported.

Les Rouge-et-Bleu were unimpressed with the form of the former Real Madrid attacker earlier in the season.

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After PSG’s humiliating 3-0 defeat against Montpellier in December, the club's sports management team had sounded out a move for the player to the Chinese Super League, and the move also received the blessings of the manager Unai Emery.

The 29-year-old first was unaware of the development, but later found it offensive and disrespectful.

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“Angel really did not like it,” one of the player's relatives told L'Equipe. “He found it disrespectful.”

The Argentine international was the star performer for PSG in the first-leg of the Champions League round-of-16 tie against Barcelona, where he struck a brace and helped his team to an emphatic 4-0 win over Catalan Giants.

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