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Zidane: Di Maria can take PSG to the next level

Superstar Zidane
Superstar Zidane

Former French captain Zinedine Zidane has had his say on the transfer of Angel Di Maria from Man Utd to PSG.

Earlier this week, Paris Saint Germain manager Laurent Blanc stated that a deal to take Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria to Ligue 1 was "close".

And French legend, Zinedine Zidane has come out and said that Di Maria is the answer to take PSG to the next level. 

Speaking to the meida, Real Madrid Castilla boss Zidane said:

"He's the kind of player that can take you to the next stage. That's what they need to go further in the Champions League," the former France international told BFM TV.

"Angel Di Maria can contribute his energy, the difference he makes when he accelerates, he has the quality to do something. I think that it will happen in the coming days."

Zidane has also backed compatriot Michel Platini's bid to become the new president of Fifa, following the former Juventus star's declaration that he will stand for election to replace Sepp Blatter.

"He'll do well. He's the ideal person to take over all that," said Zidane. "I'll support him, he's done a good job. Of course I would vote for him."

Ross Murphy