When Neymar left to join PSG, Barcelona had a huge hole in their starting lineup. Of course, that hole has now been filled with Philippe Coutinho, but at the time, many players were being considered to fill the void. One of those players was ex-Madrid player, Di Maria. In fact, Barcelona made several attempts to bring the Argentine to Camp Nou and Di Maria himself was interested, but unfortunately, it didn’t happen because of how it would make Di Maria look.
“I was very close to joining Barcelona,” Di Maria said to Spanish publication Marca.
“Unfortunately, there are things in football that made it impossible.”
The Argentine then went on to say that the memes that fans make are very hurtful.
“The jokes and the memes sent to players of the national team (Argentina) hurt a lot, but I was helped a lot by a psychologist.