Argentine international and PSG star Angel Di Maria has been at the centre of a potential transfer saga in recent months, with a number of clubs from around Europe expressing interest in signing the winger. With his current contract coming to an end this summer, speculation is rife as to who will secure Di Maria’s signature next.
Benfica are one club who have shown an interest in bringing back their former talisman, and talks have already taken place between the two parties. However, no official offer has been made as yet and it remains unclear whether or not he would accept a return to Portugal. If he did make the switch it would be a popular move amongst Benfica fans, who still remember his heroics during his first spell with the Portuguese giants between 2010 and 2014. A move back to the Estádio da Luz would also allow Di Maria to wear the Benfica jersey 2023/24 once again, something that could appeal to him greatly.
Another team that have emerged as potential suitors for Di Maria is Inter Miami of Major League Soccer (MLS). The American outfit are determined to bring in established European talent as they look to build on their impressive start to life in MLS, but Di Maria has expressed a preference for staying in Europe over making the move across the Atlantic Ocean. Therefore it looks like any potential move Stateside would depend on how much Miami Inter can offer both financially and otherwise if they want to win the race for Di Maria’s signature.
The player himself hasn’t commented publicly on his future plans yet but he is sure to consider all offers carefully before making a decision. Nevertheless it appears increasingly likely that we won’t see him playing for either Benfica or Miami Inter next season due to his preference for staying in Europe.
Ultimately wherever Angel Di Maria ends up playing next season there will no doubt be plenty of excitement surrounding his arrival at whichever club manage to secure his signature. It certainly looks set to be one of the biggest transfer sagas of 2023; so only time will tell who comes out on top in this particular battle for one of football’s hottest properties!