How Angel di Maria went from England-bound castaway to key man at Real Madrid

When Gareth Bale became the latest 'Galactico' at Real Madrid last summer, it was largely expected that Ángel di María would be the one to make way. The Argentine held down the inverted right-winger position that Bale now occupies and there were rumours that the club hierarchy were happy to sell, with Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester City all supposedly keen on taking him to the Premier League.


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