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Official: Manchester United Signs Di Maria For British Record Fee

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The Red Devils have smashed their transfer record to lure the Argentine to Old Trafford, bringing their summer spending to in excess of £130 million as Louis van Gaal rebuilds.

Manchester United has completed the signing of Real Madrid ace Angel Di Maria, who becomes the most expensive signing in Premier League history.

The Argentina international, who can play across the front line and in midfield, moves to Old Trafford in a deal worth 59.7 million pounds and is now the fifth costliest player ever.

The 26-year-old, who United hopes can galvanize a squad that has picked up just a single point from its opening two league matches, has signed a five-year contract worth close to the £300,000-a-week earned by skipper Wayne Rooney.

Including wages, add ons, bonuses and signing-on fees, the total cost of the deal could rise to as much as £150 million.

Di Maria completed his medical on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 having arrived at Carrington with his entourage late in the morning, while his agent had several hours of sit-down talks with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in the afternoon to thrash out the final details of the contract.

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