The time has come: Angel Di Maria is about to become a new Juventus player. The Argentine striker is expected in Turin for medical examinations and the signing of the contract, which should take place between today and tomorrow.
Saturday will also be an important day for Juventus as Paul Pogba will also arrive. Di Maria will join Juventus as a free agent after seven years at PSG. Juventus had initially proposed a two-year contract, but in the end the agreement was reached for a one-year contract worth 6 million euros with the option of renewal for the following season.
Of Maria's career
Di Maria is a fast player with excellent dribbling, who can also act as a mezzala in a three-man midfield, or as an attacking playmaker or attacking midfielder behind the strikers. Besides dribbling and the vastness of his passing repertoire, vertical runs with and without the ball are his strengths.
He is very skilled in managing the ball thanks to his excellent technique and also helps the team in the consolidation of ball possession. He often sacrifices himself in defensive recoveries, and once he gets the ball back he knows how to start again in transition with elegance.
Thanks to these unique characteristics, he is therefore a skilled finisher and assist-man and is considered one of the best players on the world football scene. On 6 August 2015 he was sold for 63 million euros by Manchester United to PSG with whom he signed a four-year contract.
Di Maria thus becomes the 13th Argentine player to wear the shirt of the French club by choosing to wear the number 11. His is also the third most expensive purchase of the year after that of Kevin De Bruyne (74 million) and Raheem Sterling (68).
millions). He enters the game in progress in the fourth away match against Monaco (0-3) where he serves his first assist for his national team mate Ezequiel Lavezzi. He scores his first goal against Malmö on the first day of the Champions League and is repeated against Guingamp, Nantes, Rennes and Toulouse.
During matchday 18 of Ligue 1 against Lyon he collects three assists thus reaching 10 assists in 11 appearances. On 1 September 2018 he scored the momentary 2-0 goal against Nîmes directly from the corner flag, surprising Paul Bernardoni, slightly off the posts. After 7 years in the ranks of Parisians, in June 2022 he remains free.