Man Utd target Thiago Alcantara, a captive at Barcelona?
Barcelona’s rebellious youngster Thiago Alcantara is still being strongly linked with a move to Manchester United. The club’s officials are masking the dilemma they are facing by refraining to comment on the issue, but the noise of munity within Camp Nou has reached the ears of Spanish media.
Reports suggest Manchester United have officially offered Thiago Alcantara a contract. The young Spaniard is keen on moving away from Barcelona, especially after the buy-out clause in his contract got lowered because of not being fielded in a specific amount of games this season.
The Spain Under-21 captain is frustrated by the lack of field action he was offered by Barcelona last season. The Catalan giants claimed La Liga in emphatic fashion and travelled deep into the Champions League, yet Thiago Alcantara’s role in the campaign was limited.
The 22-year-old Spain international played in 36 games for Barcelona last season, but most of his appearances were made off the bench. Thiago Alcantara, who was in phenomenal form during the European Under-21 Championships in Israel last month, is considered to be one of the hottest transfer prospects this summer.
Thiago Alcantara is currently being linked with moves to Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain and all other clubs with money and desire to acquire the services of a young talented playmaker; and that is a long list.
The Barcelona bred player, who was born in Italy and is the son of Brazil’s World Cup winner Mazinho, has learnt a lesson from the ill fate of a close friend Giovani Dos Santos, who made only ten appearances for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League in four season.
The possibility of Thiago Alcantara sealing a deal Manchester United is quite real. The new Old Trafford boss David Moyes is an avid fan of Thiago Alcantara, which is why he won’t refrain from spending extra to confirm the young Spaniard’s services.
The retirement of Paul Scholes has set David Moyes on a hunt to find a replacement for his most talented and experienced midfielder. Thiago Alcantara will be a dream replacement for David Moyes. On the other hand, Thiago Alcantara is expected to face no problems in regularly featuring in Manchester United’s first-team.
Thiago Alcantara’s buy-out clause can go back to as high as €90 million. Presently, it merely stands at a £15 million, which is why an early signing is expected if Thiago Alcantara is to move out of Camp Nou.