Angel Di Maria, an Argentine winger, has become a free agent after leaving Juventus after only one season. There have been rumors that a team in Saudi Arabia may be interested in signing him.
The 35-year-old former World Cup champion moved to Turin after spending seven seasons playing for Paris Saint-Germain. He then went on to score eight goals in 40 games for Juventus in a season in which they did not win a title.
“I leave with the peace of mind of having given all to help the club to continue winning titles, but it was not possible,” Di Maria wrote on Instagram. “I leave with the peace of mind of having given all.”
“I leave with the bitter taste of not having achieved that, but also with the happiness of taking with me many friends from a fantastic dressing room of which I was a part.”
According to a source close to the discussions, Saudi Arabia has compiled a list of more than ten players who have won the Champions League or the World Cup and wants to entice them to play in its league. This information was provided to AFP by the source.
On the list is Di Maria, as well as other notable players like as Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric, Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, and N’Golo Kante, who plays for France. They are all nearing the conclusion of their respective careers.
Karim Benzema signed a contract with Al-Ittihad on Tuesday, joining his former Real Madrid colleague Cristiano Ronaldo in the Gulf kingdom. Ronaldo recently transferred to Al Nassr from Manchester United at the conclusion of the 2018 global Cup. The five-time global player of the year had previously played for Real Madrid.