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Casillas explains why Di Maria is a ‘great’ signing for Juventus

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The Argentine star is on the verge of securing a move to the Allianz Stadium.

Iker Casillas has praised Angel Di Maria ahead of his upcoming move to Juventus.

The former Real Madrid goalkeeper played alongside Di Maria when they won the Champions League in 2014.

Since then, the Argentine star has played for Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain. The 34-year-old is about to start a new chapter in his career by joining Juventus, with Casillas being positive about the move.

“Di Maria is a great move,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. 

“Angel with [Federico] Chiesa, [Dusan] Vlahovic and [Paul] Pogba… what a great team! And he will want to prepare well for the World Cup.”

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Earlier this week, Di Maria’s agent revealed the Argentine is only ‘a few final details’ away from securing a move to Juve. Casillas believes the Bianconeri shouldn’t worry about the winger’s age.

He added: “He is a very cautious guy who has always taken great care of himself physically. He has never suffered serious injuries. I think he is in great shape. 

“Here in Europe, he has always played at a high level, in big clubs. Di Maria will give Juve a new step.

“There is a World Cup in November and it is clear that he is looking for a team where he can play regularly and prepare in the best possible way for the challenge in Qatar.

“Even at 34 years old he is a great player. Age counts only relatively now, careers have lengthened. 

“Without reaching the 44 years of my friend [Gianluigi] Buffon, there are other examples of players over 30 who are doing very well and playing to the fullest level. You just have to think about Benzema and Modric.”