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Juventus star Angel Di Maria dismisses January exit rumours

Juventus star Angel Di Maria has ruled out the speculation that he could seek an exit in January.

The Argentine winger recently revealed his desire to return to his hometown club Rosario Central.

However, the 34-year-old has insisted that he is happy at Juventus and has no intention of leaving in the winter transfer window.

Di Maria wrote on his Instagram page (h/t Football Italia): “I’m not used to giving explanations when I read these lies, but it’s time to give them.

“I don’t know who invented the rumours that I’m leaving in January, the statements you’ve read and heard where I say I’m going to retire to ‘Rosario Central’ (the club I left from) are recent, but they are statements I’ve been making since the day I first arrived to play here in Europe in 2007. 

“This does not mean that I want to leave today, nor will I leave in January. Please stop making up news, I am very happy at this great club, very happy in this city and when I am fit again, I will give the team the best of me as I always did when I played here and in all the other clubs I was at. 

“I love playing football, I don’t like watching games from home, I like playing them, so please don’t believe everything you read because it doesn’t help, it only tarnishes my name and the name of the club. Thank you very much until the end.”

Di Maria joined the Italian giants as a free agent on a one-year deal this summer, but he has struggled with injuries this term.

The former Paris Saint-Germain star has only made seven appearances in all competitions and missed nine games due to various injuries and suspension.

He was not part of the side that suffered a 4-3 defeat against Benfica in the Champions League which knocked them out of the competition.

Di Maria is aiming to recover before next month’s World Cup in Qatar.

Juventus will face Lecce in Serie A on Saturday before their final UCL group stage game against PSG next week.

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