Paris Saint-Germain have announced that Angel Di Maria penned a new deal at the Parc des Princes that will keep him at the club until 2022.
Despite being overshadowed by Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, Di Maria has been one of PSG’s essential parts since arriving from Manchester United in 2015.
Massively underrated, the 33-year-old forward has racked up 99 assists during his six-year spell in Paris and is only four away from tying the club’s all-time record held by Safet Susic.
The Argentinean star has endured a somewhat topsy-turvy season and is currently on the sidelines after picking up a thigh injury.
However, Di Maria remains an instrumental part of Mauricio Pochettino’s plans for PSG going forward and will stake his claim for a regular starting berth once he regains his full fitness.
There has been a big question mark over the ex-Real Madrid winger’s head until recently, with reports saying he contemplates his future in the French capital.
PSG and ‘Fideo’ were long locked in extension talks, prompting speculations about the player’s potential summer departure.
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After months of negotiations, Di Maria has finally put pen to paper on a new contract that will keep him in Paris until the summer of 2022.
The reigning Ligue 1 champions were quick to display their excitement for convincing their standout performer to commit his future to the club.
The official statement released by PSG reads: “Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to announce that Angel Di Maria has signed a one-year contract extension, with an option of a second year.
“Since August 2015, the 33-year-old has made 248 appearances for the Rouge & Bleu, scoring 87 goals and making 99 assists while playing a key role in the club’s success over recent seasons.
“The left-footed Argentine has notched up 16 trophies so far for the Parisian club: four Ligue 1 titles (2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020), four Coupes de la Ligue (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020), four Coupes de France (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2020), and four Trophées des Champions (2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020).
“The midfielder has the second-most assists in the history of Paris Saint-Germain, setting up 99 goals for his teammates just behind Safet Susic’s total of 103.”