Manchester United target Angel di Maria has revealed his future at Real Madrid lies in the hands of the Spanish club's president, Florentino Perez. The Argentine international is believed to be surplus to requirements at the Santiago Bernabeu and the Express has linked him with a move to Old Trafford.
"The decision as to whether I remain a Madrid player is between the president and the new coach. They must decide if I am to play a part next season. I am very happy in Madrid. I live a quiet life with my family and my baby. I'd love to stay. I'm happy with my team-mates and with the way I am treated here," di Maria explained.
The left-winger had a stunning impact on the nine-time European champions' fortunes in the record-breaking 2011/12 campaign, with 15 assists and seven goals from 23 La Liga games. However, this recent campaign has seen problems with consistency, meaning he has only seven goals and six assists from 32 games.
That saw him dropped from former coach José Mourinho's starting line-up on occasion. However, the former Benfica player is clearly content to remain in the Spanish capital, if the club wants him.
The Express earlier reported di Maria could be offloaded in the summer to make way for new signings, notably Tottenham winger Gareth Bale. However, with the Welsh international now reportedly set to stay in north London for at least one more season, it remains to be seen if the Argentina winger will move on from the Bernabeu.
Meanwhile, di Maria also spoke on Mourinho leaving Madrid. The Special One was relieved of his position at the Bernabeu after a poor league season and numerous arguments with key players. However, di Maria believes that he has a lot to thank the Chelsea boss for.
"It was very sad when I learned he was leaving the club. When a coach like him leaves an institution like this it's not nice for anyone. He sought his happiness and future elsewhere, and I hope he does well. I'm very grateful to Mourinho," he concluded.