Juventus and Barcelona-linked Angel Di Maria finally comes to decision on future

Soon-to-be free agent Angel Di Maria has, on Monday, finally come to a definitive decision on his future beyond the summer.

Argentine international Di Maria, of course, has seen his name take centre stage across the European media over the course of the last couple of weeks.

This comes with the 34-year-old having faced a decision when it comes to his next landing spot, ahead of the expiration of his contract in France with Paris Saint-Germain.

To this point, the club most hotly tipped as a potential destination for Di Maria had long been Italian giants Juventus.

After falling well short in the Scudetto race for the 2nd year running, and with all of Paulo Dybala, Federico Bernardeschi, Alvaro Morata and Moise Kean in line to depart Turin this summer, the Bianconeri view Di Maria as necessary proven quality in the final third.

And yet, despite lengthy negotiations between the two parties, the transfer team at the Allianz Stadium had, to this point, been left frustrated in their attempts to finalise an agreement with the veteran winger.

Such frustration on Juve's part came with outlets in Spain having continued to push the line that Di Maria was holding out hope for a return to La Liga with Barcelona.

Any wishes on the part of the Blaugrana faithful of seeing the South American star lining out in the club's colours next season, though, today appear to have been brought to an end.

This comes with Di Maria, finally, understood to have given his word to Juventus, over a move to Turin.

As per Bianconeri transfer expert Romeo Agresti, the one-time Real Madrid man 'has accepted Juve's proposal', with the two parties, as a result, working to finalise the fine details of a contract.

Di Maria is expected to put pen to paper on a one-year deal in Italy, featuring the option for a 2nd.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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