Angel Di Maria states he is happy that he didn’t join Barcelona three years ago, when Barca tried to buy him from Paris Saint-Germain.
“Barca wanted to get me to come. It’s been negotiated by the two teams, but PSG didn’t want to sell me and ended up with it,” he told L’Equipe.
The contract with the 32-year-old expires in 2021, but he suggested he would extend his deal as he would like to spend the rest of his career with PSG:
“The only thing I want and have in mind is to end my career in Europe with PSG.
“I’m happy here, my family is too. I am not thinking about the rest at the moment. There’s no discussion going on and that’s not my intention at this time. I want to focus on the field, the rest will come later.”
Talking about the critical period three years ago, he said: “I was really happy in Paris, but there were certain stuff people at the club assured me at the time that turned out to be lies at the end.
“This lies irritated me a lot but, in the end, it was a good thing not to leave because I am very happy today in Paris.”