Angel Di Maria to Barcelona: Manchester United winger 'contacted' over potential transfer

Reports suggest the Argentina international is keen on move

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Barcelona have made contact with Angel Di Maria over a possible exit from Manchester United, according to reports.

Spanish newspaper Sport even claim that the Argentina international is keen on a move to the Nou Camp.

However, the report directly conflicts with what the player has himself said publicly, with the former Real Madrid star recently insisting he will be at Old Trafford next season.

The rumours of a potential exit follow a tough debut season for the 27-year-old, who after an initially promising start after his £59.7m arrival faded as the campaign progressed. By the end of the season he found it difficult to dislodge Ashley Young from the side.


Di Maria, who is currently in action at the Copa America, has admitted life at Manchester United has been difficult.

"It was a hard season for me. I think it was hard because it was another country and another league, and this league is harder than the Spanish one. So, I couldn't adapt myself as I wanted to," he said last month.

"Now I will play the Copa America and then I will move back to Manchester for next season and do my best there."