Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the signing of Angel Di Maria from Manchester United.
The Argentine midfielder has penned a four-year contract with the Ligue 1 side worth £44 million.
Di Maria joined United from Madrid for a fee worth £59.7 million, but fell out of favor under manager Van Gaal.
“I am very proud, and can’t wait to wear the colours of Paris Saint-Germain,” Di Maria told his new club’s official website on Thursday.
“I want to win every competition we enter, both in France and Europe. I want to win the Champions League, which is a dream for all footballers, for a second time.
“We will do everything we can to bring Europe’s biggest trophy to France and the fans of Paris Saint-Germain.”
Meanwhile, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi was understandably delighted at having finally acquired a player that the capital club courted last summer.
“We are very proud that Angel Di Maria has chosen Paris Saint-Germain,” he added. “He is an incredibly talented player, with frightening speed and ability to beat opposition players.
“He adds his name to the club’s strong South American community and, above all, the big Paris Saint-Germain family.
“By signing Angel Di Maria, Paris Saint-Germain is once again showing the club’s constant ambition to reach the summits of the European game.”