London: Struggling England Premier League club Manchester United have agreed a British record transfer fee of $99 million to sign Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Spanish giants Real Madrid, according to media reports.
Angel Di Maria. Pic/AFP
British media Monday night said the Old Trafford club are expected to announce the signing Tuesday and will shatter the previous British record fee of $82.9 million paid by Chelsea to sign Spain striker Fernando Torres from Liverpool in 2011, reports Xinhua.
Di Maria, capped 52 times, could make his debut as early as Saturday against newly promoted side Burnley.
United have failed to win their first two matches of the Premier League season, first losing to Swansea and then drawing 1-1 against Sunderland.
Photos: Salman Khan's 'special friend' Iulia Vantur at a song launch
In Pictures: Sex scandals involving Indian politicians
Photos: Sports stars who shocked the world with their retirement
Photos: Abhishek Bachchan and Farah Khan at Boman Irani's birthday bash
Spotted: Shah Rukh Khan at Morani's bungalow in Mumbai