Former Manchester United and Real Madrid Player Di Maria has recently opened up on how he almost join Spanish giant Barcelona in 2017.
He was linked with a sensational move back to La liga giants Barca at the start of the season following the arrival of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
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It was quit difficult for him on the field with the arrival of Neymar and Mbappe, but he has of recent, worked he way back to the first team scoring four goals in as many games as possible.
Reflecting on his failed transfer, Di Maria told TyC Sports: “I was really close to joining Barcelona but in the end, it wasn’t to be.
“I started 2018 on a good foot, though, and I am really happy. I like assisting goals more than scoring them.”
A controversial switch to Camp Nou would have seen Di Maria link up with compatriot Messi at club level.