Angel Di Maria has emerged as a transfer aim for Barcelona before the summer transfer window.
Barca are on the lookout for a replacement for agreement rebel Ousmane Dembele and have recognized the Argentine as a possible target.
Di Maria, 34, is all set to be available on a free transfer as his deal with PSG is set to run out on 30th of June.
A move to Juventus had been mentioned, but as per a report, the virtuoso Argentine international wants to unite with Barcelona in the summer.
According to the report, Di Maria is looking for a contract of just one-year duration so that he can be in good shape for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup at the end of 2022.
Barcelona are reputedly working on a deal for the former Real Madrid winger, with manager Xavi Hernandez reckoned to have spoken to Di Maria to brief him the club’s proposal.
Nevertheless, any move to Barcelona for Di Maria will come with a major depletion in his wages.
The winger used to earn an enormous €13 million per year at PSG, however at Camp Nou, which will sink significantly, considering the poor financial condition Barcelona find themselves in.
President Joan Laporta is planning to launch a maximum cap of €10 million per year on player salaries.
And taking into consideration Di Maria’s age, the club would be willing to offer him an agreement worth around just €2 million-a-year, as per the report.
Di Maria is understood to have halted negotiations with Juventus when the option of Barcelona presented itself.
Nevertheless, whether he will be open to plunging his wages by such a drastic amount to secure a move to Camp Nou remains to be seen.