The winger is likely to leave Paris Saint-Germain after his contract expires at the end of the season.

Angel Di Maria’s stint at Paris Saint-Germain could be over soon, as his current deal is set to expire at the end of the 2021/22 season. There is no indication that the Ligue 1 outfit want to extend his contract beyond the current campaign. The Argentine is still one of the most lethal attackers in world football and will be the source of a bidding war if he becomes a free agent. 

A lot of clubs, in and outside of Europe, will be rubbing their hands with excitement given the developments around his contractual situation. As for the former Manchester United player, a change in environment could re-invigorate his hunger to succeed further. A separation from Paris Saint-Germain, where he is struggling for regular game-time, could be the ideal outcome. 

On that note, here is a look at five clubs that are likely to make a move for the Argentine when his current deal expires:

5. Newcastle United

Newcastle United will add multiple quality players to the squad after the successful takeover by a consortium led by the PIF of Saudi Arabia. This development has made the Premier League outfit the richest club in the world. Adding Angel Di Maria to their ranks will be a huge statement of intent from the club.

However, convincing Di Maria to come back to England, after his less than pleasurable experience with Manchester United and English weather, will be tricky. Having said that, a lucrative contract might just convince the former Red Devil to come back to the Premier League.

4. Juventus

Paulo Dybala is set to leave Juventus at the end of the season (Courtesy: Sky Sports)

Juventus will be in search of a new attacker as Paulo Dybala is close to leaving after the end of the season. The Argentine will not extend his stay with the Old Lady after spending almost seven years at the club. In this situation, Angel Di Maria could be the perfect replacement.

The winger could fill the gap left by his countryman at Juventus next term. Additionally, he will arrive without a hefty transfer fee. This works well for the Serie A outfit.

3. Boca Juniors

Angel Di Maria indicated roughly a couple of years ago that hopefully, PSG will be his last club in Europe. It is unclear if his stance has changed or not, but if that were to be true, then heading back to his home country seems like a no-brainer. 

Boca Juniors are one of the biggest clubs in South America, let alone Argentina. The club will be an ideal match for the ambitious Di Maria, who will look to win trophies outside of Europe. A reunion with former teammate Marcos Rojo could be on the cards for the 34-year-old. 

2. River Plate

River Plate are the other club in Argentina that can match Angel Di Maria’s ambitions. The traditional rivals of Boca Juniors are a powerhouse in Argentina’s league system and strong challengers for the Copa Libertadores. The outfit are set to lose Julian Alvarez to Manchester City next season.

As a result, the club will need a new addition in the attacking department. This is where Angel Di Maria could fit well. The defending champions of Argentina will hope to land the former Real Madrid player on a free transfer.

1. Benfica

Angel Di Maria burst onto the scene during his stint at Benfica (Courtesy: SL Benfica)

A remarkable move back to the club where he made his name could be on the cards for Angel Di Maria. It was at SL Benfica where the Argentine impressed with his breathtaking quality, that convinced Real Madrid to splash €33m on a 22-year-old.

He scored 15 goals and made 28 assists in 119 appearances for the Portuguese outfit and could return to add to those numbers. Moreover, Benfica will most probably lose their star forward Darwin Nunez to an elite European club. In that scenario, the gap could be filled by Di Maria, who will come without a transfer fee involved. 

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