With 11 goals and 21 assists in all competitions, Angel Di Maria is on the shortlist for Paris Saint-Germain’s most important player of the season.
Since his arrival in the French capital in 2015 following a tumultuous season at Manchester United, Di Maria has been a consistent force in PSG’s squad.
However, with the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season canceled and the UEFA Champions League pushed back to August (along with two domestic cup finals), Di Maria has turned into somewhat of a “zombie” according to his wife as he anxiously waits for training to resume on June 22.
In a recent interview with L’Equipe, Di Maria discussed a number of very interesting topics including his future at PSG, which is especially topical considering he’s 32-years-old and entering the last year of his contract with Les Parisiens.
“Ending my career in Europe with PSG is the only thing I want and have in mind,” Di Maria said. “I am happy here, my family too. As for the rest, I don’t know for the moment. No discussions have been initiated and this is not my intention at this time. I want to focus on the field, the rest will come later.”
Di Maria finishing his career in PSG will most likely depend on his willingness to lower his wages as he creeps up in age.
Currently, El Fideo earns an estimated gross monthly salary of €1.1 million, according to L’Equipe.
If there’s one thing Di Maria clearly wants to accomplish before his career ends, it would be to help bring Paris win its first Champions League title.
“It would be wonderful. Not only to win the event, but because of the affection I have for the club and for its ultras,” Di Maria said. “I have the feeling that over the past two seasons, I have won the respect of supporters. Mentally, it changed a lot of things when I felt that they encouraged me more, that they sang for me. It gave me a lot of strength, I try to thank them for what I do on the field. If I could bring them the Champions League before leaving, it would be perfect to close our story.”
Di Maria previously won the Champions League with Real Madrid in 2013-14.
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