Former Manchester United star Angel Di Maria has actually exposed that he nearly signed up with Barcelona last summer.
The Paris Saint-Germain winger was linked with a move to the Spanish giants after Neymar had gone the other way.
Di Maria has now confirmed that he did actually hold talks with Barca, however talks collapsed late on in the negotiations.
“My move to Barca was really close but ultimately it did not go through,” Di Maria told TyC Sports.
“I have started the year on a really good level and I am very happy, that I am assisting goals is great because I prefer that to scoring.”