The former Benfica man, who arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2010, played a vital role in the team's Liga success last season, and has been rewarded handsomely with a wage increase, taking his income from €2m to €3m per year.
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Di Maria is two years into his five-year contract with Los Blancos, and had been expecting a financial improvement in his deal last summer.
“I am anxiously awaiting a response,” the 24-year-old told Radio La Red on June 17 2011. “They promised me that if things went well, I could increase [my basic wage].”
The Rosario-born winger missed 20 games for the Spanish champions last season with injury, but still managed to contribute seven goals and 14 assists to the campaign.