Soccer-Man United smash British transfer record to sign Di Maria


LONDON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Manchester United smashed the British transfer record when they signed Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($98.79 million) on Tuesday.

The Premier League club announced the deal on their website ( with the fee breaking the British record of 50 million pounds that Chelsea paid Liverpool for Spain striker Fernando Torres in 2011.

($1 = 0.6043 British Pounds) (Writing by Tony Jimenez, editing by Ken Ferris)

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