Angel Di Maria urged to play on in Europe despite expiring PSG contract

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Angel Di Maria should continue to play in Europe for another season or two despite his uncertain future with Paris Saint-Germain.

That is the view of Di Maria’s father Miguel as Winger reviews his career options.

Di Maria is expected to leave PSG when his contract expires at the end of the season.

The former Real Madrid and Manchester United player has only started four times in Ligue 1 since early 2022 and his value to the club appears to be diminishing.

Di Maria has three goals and three assistants in 20 league games this season, but her father Miguel believes he still has a lot to do in Europe and should stay there as the World Cup draws to a close.

“I would like him to play for a year or two in Europe and then come back [to Argentina],” Miguel told Radio La Red.

“She is only 34 years old and still has her [high-quality] job.

“He takes great care of himself, so he has to keep playing [in Europe].”

Di Maria has had seven successful seasons with PSG since arriving from Old Trafford in 2015 after a disappointing campaign in the Premier League.

He is closing in on his fifth Ligue 1 title with the Mauricio Pochettino boys but is now deciding to take the next step as his one-year contract expires in 2021.

Di Maria has also been contemplating her future on a global scale.

The veteran said that after scoring and scoring another goal in a 3-0 World Cup qualifier against Venezuela on Friday in La Bombonera he may have been playing for Argentina in the final.

He thanked the fans and confirmed that he would consider resigning from Argentina after the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

“We talked later [that night] – I was very happy and he was very proud,” added Miguel.

“It is in his mind and it all depends on him.

“I wish he could go on but this time he said it was his last game in Argentina and then Qatar was over for him, he will never play for Argentina again.

Miguel added that when it came time to return home, Di Maria still plans to do the same with the Rosario Central boys’ club.

“His idea is to come to Central to get the rest of his career and finish the race – that’s it now,” he said.

“He has said that retiring with Central [is his goal]. I hope he can achieve it. That’s what he has lacked so far because he left here so young and could not enjoy anything.”

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