One of the main reasons for Arsenal having any hope whatsoever of signing the Argentina international Angel Di Maria, who scored the only goal of the game against Switzerland last night to book his country’s place in the World Cup quarter-finals, is that the 26-year old winger does not feel he gets the credit and playing time he deserves at Real Madrid.
The Spanish giants have repeatedly spoke about how much they want him to stay, but it all sounds a bit forced and there is more transfer news from Spain today, reported by The Express, that makes Di Maria’s exit from the Champions League holders even more likely.
Noodle, as he is nick-named because of his tall thin physique, is already behind Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo in the pecking order for the wide roles. But Madrid had started to use him in a more central role at times and Di Maria was performing well, but the report claims that the Colombian attacking midfielder James Rodriguez, the undisputed star of the World Cup so far, is very probably going to sign for Madrid this summer.
So Di Maria will be even more determined to leave and Madrid will be more willing to sell in order to fund the Rodriguez transfer. The report also claims that the Argentinean thinks his game would really thrive in the Premier League and that Arsenal are the most keen to sign him and re-unite him with Mesut Ozil. Come on Arsene, get it done!