Barcelona News: Di Maria reveals he'd join Barcelona only for Messi
What's the story?
In case you didn’t know….
Di María enjoyed a stellar 2018-19 campaign as he netted 19 times and provided 17 assists in all competitions for PSG. The Argentine played a crucial role for the French giants in absence of Neymar as they won the Ligue 1 title comfortably.
However, Di Maria’s golden days will always be regarded as his time at Real Madrid. In the 2013-14 season, he helped Los Blancos to their tenth Champions League triumph by putting in a superb performance against Atletico Madrid in the final.
Meanwhile, Barcelona ended their campaign in a disappointing manner. The Catalan giants endured two debacles in the form of a Champions League semi-final exit at the hands of Liverpool and the Copa del Rey final defeat against Valencia in a span of two weeks as their dream of winning another treble crashed.
The heart of the matter
In a recent interview, Di María has opened up on the possibility of joining Messi at Barcelona.
"I love playing with [Messi].
“I love watching him in training, too. The things he does, it's something unique - it's impossible to explain.
"I had the chance of going to Barcelona and it did not happen. And the truth is that if I was going to go, it was to be with him, to see him every day.
"When he's on the ball, I'm a spectator."
Di Maria went on to add that despite playing for Real Madrid previously, he will have no problem playing for their arch-rivals Barcelona.
"My relationship with Real Madrid is over because my cycle has ended there.
"Frankly I would have no problem playing at Barcelona.
"The only club I couldn't sign for is Newell's Old Boys because I'm a big fan of Rosario Central."
Di María and Messi will be eager to help Argentina win the upcoming Copa America in Brazil.