Angel Di Maria: My dream is to finish my playing career with childhood club Rosario Central

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Angel Di Maria shared in an interview with compatriot Ezequiel Lavezzi that he wishes to end his playing days with his childhood club.

Juventus winger Angel Di Maria wants to finish his playing career where it started, back in Argentina with Rosario Central.

Di Maria, 34, joined Rosario as a four-year-old and spent the next 15 years at the club before Benfica bid farewell after starring at the Under-20 World Cup.

His move to Benfica was the start of a remarkable European career, playing for Real Madrid, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain before landing in Italy with Juventus.

Despite all his success in Europe, Di Maria spoke of his desire to return to his roots in an interview with former player Ezequiel Lavezzi, who represented Argentina 51 times on the international stage between 2007 and 2016.

“I would like to go back to Rosario,” he said. “I know it’s hard… but it’s like I always say – everyone’s dream in Argentina is to come and play in Europe, mine is to come back one day and wear the Rosario Central shirt.

“It’s a reality, I’ve always said it. If I get a chance, I’d love to.”

Rosario is currently 19th in Argentina’s top division of 28 teams and with little spending power it would take a massive pay cut to make it a reality.

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