Judging from how Zlatan Ibrahimović, Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song, Alexander Hleb, and Philippe Coutinho all performed at the Camp Nou Stadium, one may wonder, what does it really take to make your mark wearing the blue and red jersey of Barcelona?
Playing for Barcelona or Real Madrid seems to be the game changer or break for so many young and talented footballers as they believe they can fulfil their dreams by just playing for the two best Spanish best football clubs. When a team like Barcelona comes for your signature, it’s either you grab the opportunity with both hands or regret not taking the opportunity. In this context, one of Lionel Messi’s international teammate has said otherwise as he feels his failed move to Barcelona is a blessing to him as he’s happier at his present football club.
According to Goal news, Di Maria is happy he didn’t join Barcelona as he is happier in Paris. Di Maria who has already played for Real Madrid may have seen returning to play for a rival club as a big betrayal.
“Barca tried to get me to come. The two clubs discussed it, but PSG did not want to sell me and it ended there. These lies annoyed me a lot but, in the end, not leaving was a good thing because I am very happy in Paris today.” Goal quoted.
Imagine if Di Maria made the move, would he have been a success? Anyway, it’s something nobody can tell when you go back to history and find out he didn’t really perform at Manchester United.