Manchester United and Real Madrid have finally agreed a fee for Angel Di Maria’s pending move to Old Trafford, sources in Spain have told ESPN FC.
The English side will pay 75 million euros upfront, with up to 15 million euros of add-ons and incentives attached, split into three potential payments of five million euros.
ESPN FC was informed by the Spanish sources that, with the way the deal would be structured, United will most likely end up paying 80 million euros for the 26-year-old.
It remains to be seen whether that figure will tally with the figures publicly released by United, given recent disputes over exact money paid in deals between English clubs and the Spanish giants, most notably those for Luis Suarez and Gareth Bale.
The stated fee would match what Madrid paid to sign James Rodriguez from Monaco earlier this summer, and would help club president Florentino Perez to appease the club’s fans amid dissatisfaction at the sale of Di Maria.
The Argentina winger is expected to travel to Manchester to complete the deal on Monday, and has been promised the No. 7 shirt at Old Trafford. He is expected to sign a five- or six-year deal.
Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti had confirmed earlier on Sunday that Di Maria is on his way out of the Bernabeu.
“It is not fully done, but he is close to a transfer,” Ancelotti said. “He came to say goodbye. We thanked him for what he has done for this team and we wished him luck for the future. It is not official, but it is resolved.”