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Barca blame Twitter hack for announcement of Di Maria signing

A bizarrely-timed tweet in the early hours of this morning appeared to confirm his arrival from PSG.

Paris Saint-Germain star Angel Di Maria.
Paris Saint-Germain star Angel Di Maria.

BARCELONA CONFIRMED THAT their social media accounts had been hacked after the La Liga giants appeared to announce the signing of Angel Di Maria.

The Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain attacker has been linked to Barca, who are still seeking reinforcements following Neymar’s exit to the Ligue 1 outfit.

A bizarrely-timed tweet in the early hours of this morning, Spanish time, appeared to confirm the 29-year-old’s arrival at Camp Nou.

“Welcome Angel Di Maria to FC Barcelona! #DiMariaFCB,” the tweet read.

Hackers quickly followed up their transfer ‘announcement’, although a series of tweets remained published for more than half an hour before Barca seemingly intervened.

Later, the club tweeted: “Our accounts have been hacked tonight. We’re working to solve the problem as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.”

Barca are still seemingly looking to be active in the transfer market, with reports on Wednesday claiming the club had submitted yet another bid — this time £101million plus add-ons — for Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho.

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