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Di Maria 'delighted' to join PSG

Angel di Maria (AFP)
Angel di Maria (AFP)

Cape Town -  On the brink of sealing his £44.3 million to PSG, Angel Di Maria says he is delighted to join the French giants PSG.

Read: Angel Di Maria passes PSG medical in Doha

Argentina winger Angel Di Maria said he is "delighted" to be joining French champions Paris-Saint Germain in an interview screened on BeIn Sports on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old has yet to officially sign for the Qatari-backed Parisians ahead of a move from Manchester United.

But in an interview with BeIn Sports, who are owned by the same Qatari Sports Investments group that includes PSG in its portfolio, Di Maria spoke of his joy at securing a move to the big-spending outfit.

"I'm delighted to sign for PSG because the club has done everything to bring me here," said Di Maria, who passed a medical in Doha on Tuesday.

"I'll try to do my best, I'll work hard to give my utmost and if everything goes well, we'll win a lot of trophies."

The former Real Madrid star said his goal was to bring more than just domestic glory to last year's French treble-winners.

"Paris won all the trophies in France and that's important for such a big club.

"My aim is to help Paris get past the Champions League quarter-finals."

Di Maria's arrival will be PSG's biggest in the current off-season following those of German goalkeeper Kevin Trapp from Eintracht Frankfurt and French midfielder Benjamin Stambouli from Tottenham.

The Argentine spent just one season at Manchester United, who have agreed a £44.3 million fee with PSG.

Having helped Real win the Champions League in 2014, Di Maria moved to Old Trafford for £59.7 million.

Di Maria - who has 65 caps for Argentina - scored four goals in 32 appearances for United.