PSG-Metz: Swansong for Angel Di María

Publish on 20/05/2022 at 16:00 - S. WILLIS


Angel Di Maria will leave PSG after a glittering seven seasons at the capital club, who club announced the news on Friday, on the eve of the final match of the season, at home to Metz.

PSG have confirmed that Argentine winger Angel Di Maria will leave the club at the end of the season after seven years as the club's all-time assist leader. The 34-year-old left-footer will play one last time as a Parisian - on Saturday against Metz in the 38th and final round of Ligue 1 Uber Eats' season 2021-22.

"He will be remembered by the fans as a player with an impeccable mentality who showed unfailing commitment to defending our colours," president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi was quoted as saying in the statement released by the club.

Over 100 assists

In 294 matches in all competitions, the man from Rosario has scored 91 goals and provided 111 assists, according to PSG data. Di Maria was a fixture in the Parisian attack on the right flank, but the arrival of his compatriot Lionel Messi last summer has pushed him to the bench this season. The club decided not to exercise the option of an extra season that existed in his current contract, which expires on 30 June.

"He is a really great player, exceptional, with an incredible career trajectory. He has done great things in seven years here. He is one of the best players to have worn this shirt," said coach Mauricio Pochettino on Friday.

The Parc des Princes will notably remember Di Maria's left foot, so effective from set-pieces, as well as his iconic celebration: the heart made out of fingers.

Farewell, Angel!

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