Angel Di Maria Will be Benfica Player Next Week After 13 Years of Leaving The Club

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Argentina right winger Angel Di Maria will become a Benfica player next week after a final agreement between the two parties.

The former Real Madrid frontman is expected to sign a one-year deal with Benfica, which will be valid until the summer of 2024.

The midfielder joined Juventus last summer after seven productive years with French giant Paris Saint-Germain.

However, Angel Di Maria failed to renew his contract this season as he hoped to move to a team where his chances of playing wouldn’t be little. 

Juventus, who finished in seventh place on the Serie A table after a 10-point deduction for financial irregularities, confirmed the player’s departure with a statement saying, “Following one season in black and white, Angel Di Maria and Juventus have parted ways.”

“Among the most notable highlights in Bianconero’s career was his goal on debut against Sassuolo: a well-taken volley that sent the fans at the Allianz Stadium into raptures.”

“Thank you for everything, and all the best for the future, Fideo!”

Angel Di Maria ended up leaving Juventus with eight goals and seven assists in 40 appearances. The player failed to win a single trophy with the Turin.

His season at Juventus was a poor one due to injuries. He was out for 61 days, missing 17 matches in all competitions. 

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Angel Di Maria Trophies

He was named Argentina’s player of the year in 2014, despite Argentina losing the World Cup finals to Germany.

Angel Di Maria

The Winner won the FIFA World Cup with Argentina in 2022 against France. He was one of the goal scorers in the final.

He was part of the Argentina team that won Olympic gold in 2008/09. Di Maria also won the U-20 World Cup and the CONMEBOL Cup.

In the 2020–21 season, Di Maria won the Copa America title with Argentina, defeating Brazil in the final. The right winger was the goal scorer in the final of the tournament.

Angel Di Maria

The player won the Champions League with Real Madrid in the 2013–14 season. Also while Angel Di Maria was at Real Madrid, the Argentine won two Copa Del Reys, one Spanish Super Cup, one La Liga title, and one UEFA Super Cup.

Angel Di Maria also won Five French Super Cups, Four League Cups, and Five French League titles with Paris Saint-Germain.

In addition, the Argentine won two Portuguese League cups and one League Title with Benfica.

Angel Di Maria

Di Maria is the second most decorated player in Argentina history with 32 trophies won in his football career.

Angel Di Maria Age

Angel Di Maria

The former Real Madrid winger was born on February 14, 1988, in the City of Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, the same place as Lionel Messi. He is currently 35 years old.

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