Angel Di Maria could be set for a return to Spain with Barcelona after he reportedly told the club he wanted to join them.
The former Real Madrid winger is a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain.
And was thought to be in advanced talks with Juventus until Barcelona made a last-ditch move.
He may prefer to move to Spain and only wants a one-year contract.
While the club are keen due to the Argentine’s experience, versatility and performance.
Barcelona is still chasing Raphinha however, with Leeds refusing to budge on their asking price, Di Maria could be seen as a short-term solution.
Will Di Maria return to La Liga?
He was often the thorn in Barcelona’s side for Real Madrid, where he made 124 league appearances in four years, scoring 22 times.
A big-money move to Manchester United followed.
However, Di Maria left for France after just one season in England, joining PSG for £44 million.
The 34-year-old won 18 trophies in seven seasons in Paris and is still a regular in the Argentina team, leading them to the Copa America last year.
PSG confirmed last month that Di Maria would be leaving upon the expiry of his contract.
And he was expecting to finalise a with Juventus after months of talks.
However, the move stalled as Di Maria’s family reportedly prioritised a move to Spain.
Although Juventus may try to sign him despite Barcelona’s approach.
A 12-month deal would benefit Barcelona too due to their well-documented financial issues.
And He would be an experienced replacement for Ousmane Dembele, who is out of contract and set to depart.
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