Ángel Di María closes the door on playing in MLS in the future
The 34-year-old is on a pre-season tour with Juventus in the US and said he would rather play in Argentina’s top tier than move to Major League Soccer.
Ángel Di María is one of Juventus’ biggest signings this summer for the 2022/23 season and the 34-year-old made his debut in a friendly against Liga MX team Chivas on 22 July. The Serie A side defeated the Mexicans 2-0 and Di María started at Allegiant Stadium in the first game of his new club’s pre-season US tour.
Di María’s thoughts on his future
Juventus will play their second friendly match on Tuesday night against FC Barcelona at the Cotton Bowl and Di María is expected to make his second start for the Vecchia Signora. The Argentina international was asked about playing in Major League Soccer in the near future, having only signed a one-year deal with the Juve, and this was his answer:
“I don’t [expect to] to be honest, because I have never contemplated playing in the United States,” he said during an interview with ESPN. “I really like MLS and a lot of players from Europe and South America are improving the quality of the league.
“In the last years of my playing career, I would like to play in Argentina with Rosario Central because that’s the team I made my professional debut with. But at the end of the day you never know, because a lot of players in their late thirties are still playing in Europe’s top tier. So you never know, but I have never thought about playing in the United States.”