Julian Draxler and Angel Di Maria to Man Utd: Star pair could join on loan deals

MANCHESTER UNITED could land a star player on loan in January - with the World Cup looming large on the horizon.


Posted Monday, December 11, 2017 by Dailystar.co.uk

Julian Draxler and Angel Di Maria to Man Utd: Star pair could join on loan deals
Julian Draxler and Angel Di Maria could be off to Man Utd, according to Ian McGarry

That's the verdict of Transfer Window podcast guest Ian McGarry.

He's expecting lots of movement in the New Year as players jostle to get themselves a regular start ahead of the World Cup in Russia next summer.

And he's touted PSG pair Angel Di Maria and Julian Draxler for January moves to Old Trafford as they bid to get in Argentina and Germany's teams at the tournament.

Former Fleet Street journalist McGarry said: "We should bare in mind one significant factor in this January window compared to most others - it's World Cup year.

"I can see before me a raft of international players out there who currently aren't getting first-team football.

"I'm thinking Julian Draxler and Angel Di Maria at Paris St-Germain.

"Both could be Manchester United players on loan for six months in January in order to get a place in their World Cup squad.

"There's potential in this January window for loan moves, or permanent transfers, which there wouldn't be in other January windows because of the World Cup factor.

"I think loan moves are going to be BIG for the January window."

Di Maria had a miserable single season at United under Louis van Gaal.

He was snapped up from Real Madrid for a then-British record £60m in 2014 but lasted just a year before being flogged to PSG.

Jose Mourinho worked with Di Maria at the Bernabeu and a reunion may appeal - particularly as the United boss is after a winger.

Fellow podcast guest Duncan Castles said: "(The) three positions Jose Mourinho feels have to be strengthened (are left-back, central midfielder and winger) in January or the next summer window.

"We know he would have done the winger in the summer if possible. It's very hard to see them getting all three in this window.

"My information is he would be happy to get two of those positions filled in January if he can."

Alex Sandro, of Juventus, is understood to be Jose Mourinho's top target for January.

Draxler has also been linked with Arsenal in a potential swap deal for Alexis Sanchez.



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