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Are United about to break a transfer record?

Di Maria - Real MadridThere are reports surfacing via Twitter that a Spanish radio show, Onda Cero, suggest Manchester United may well be about to purchase Angel Di Maria for €60m (£47m).

If the deal went ahead it would break Real Madrid’s highest ever fee received for a player.

“He’s keen to go to Manchester” the reports quote. WHO exactly made the quote is, at present, unknown but according to Football Journalist, Rafael Hernandez (@RafaelH117) “Onda Cero are worth listening to claiming Di Maria to Manchester United is a real possibility.”

Simultaneously, Marca have James Rodriguez on tomorrow’s cover with the usual talk about ‘a dream move’ to Madrid, stating “I respect the other teams but Madrid is Madrid”.

With the pending arrival of Rodriguez it’s clear to see how Di Maria could be surplus to requirements at Madrid thus opening the door, hopefully, for a bid from United.

Red Rants opinion?

If he’s available and the owners are prepared to release the funds or commit to the fee, Di Maria should, at the very least, be approached if interested. If he says the right things and settles for the right deal he could well become the next in a short but illustrious line of Argentinian cult-heroes alongside Seba Veron, Carlos Tevez and Gabby Heinze. There’s definitely a space for a new cult hero at United, especially an Argentine.