Ex-Real Madrid star explains his failed move to Barcelona - FCNaija
Ligue 1 By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 09/02/2018
Former Real Madrid star Di Maria has explained his failed move to Barcelona last summer, according to reportDi Maria was closed to joining his fellow countryman Lionel Messi at the Camp Nou before the deal fell through.He told TYC Sport how the deal broke down"I was really close to joining Barcelona but in the end, it wasn't to be," Di Maria said. "I started 2018 on a good foot, though, and I am really happy," he added after scoring a hat-trick in his last game, although he indicated that "I like assisting goals more than scoring them."
Di Maria had praise for Messi, saying that "he's always the best, he's the best every year. Cristiano Ronaldo's a special player, but Messi's from another planet. There are no words to describe Messi, he always surprises you."