London, Aug 26 IANS | 4 months ago

Struggling England Premier League club Manchester United have agreed a British record transfer fee of USD 99 million to sign Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Spanish giants Real Madrid, according to media reports.

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 USD 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.

(Posted on 26-08-2014)

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