Left free by Paris Saint-Germain, Angel Di Maria (34 years old, 26 games and 5 goals in L1 this season) would be close to an agreement with Juventus Turin. For his former goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who knew the Argentine winger at PSG, the Old Lady would welcome a high quality player.
“Di Maria in the Italian championship, it would be like Maradona, dropped the Parma goalkeeper in La Gazzetta dello Sport. Serie A has been technically impoverished and Angel has quality to spare. He gets rid of the opponent with impressive ease, he is decisive in front of goal, he provides assists, he runs all over the pitch and he can play in several positions. In short, he is a football player.”
“(…) When he was at PSG, there was Neymar, the young Mbappé, Verratti… but Angel was not inferior to any of them. At Real Madrid, in 2014, when he won the Décima, he was playing with Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Modric, Kroos. He can play as a winger, as an attacking midfielder, even as a creator. Whoever buys him, and I really hope it’s Juve, will get a good deal. We’re talking of a champion and football needs champions,” concluded Buffon.