|Angel Di Maria and Jose Mourinho|
The left midfielder arrived from Benfica for 25 million euros in the summer of 2010, two years ago. In the transfer, the player accepted a low salary (2 million per season) for the high transfer Real Madrid had to pay, with the promise that the contract would be revised (the salary) if he performed well and the team got the targets.
The Argentinian fulfilled his promise in the first season and started to demand what was promised. "I am anxious to renew" he warned last summer while he was summoned with Argentina national team. But negotiations with the player and his representatives, including Jorge Mendes, has been extended nearly a year. However, after several meetings, the agreement has been reached recently but Real Madrid have not talked about it to the media.
Di Maria has not experienced his best season, far from it. Two muscular injuries, especially the last, in the right leg, due to which he could not play with the team for a long period of almost three months. However, Mourinho's confidence in the Argentinian is complete and considers him a key player. Therefore, Real Madrid has decided the renewal of Di Maria in order to reassure the player, thus avoiding that the matter be a problem and can affect the performance of the midfielder.
By extending the contract of Di Maria, Real Madrid continues with its policy to ensure the future of its stars. Today, only Lass and Granero's contracts finish next season. The rest of the players are bound and tightly bound. So, while white team seeks to strengthen the team with new additions, does not forget the most important players in the current squad. For Mourinho is also a priority to keep the current group.