Metro have a rather eyebrow raising claim for us here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they note that Barcelona have not received any offers for Manchester United transfer target Thiago Alcantara yet.
The highly rated player has been a long-term target of Manchester United and we all thought that we would be seeing the player join Manchester United this summer and link up with David Moyes – and given the price of the player after the ‘miscalculations’ from Barcelona and the 20-year-old’s get out clause, this could well be a steal.
Having struggled to break the hold of Xavi and Andres Iniesta in the middle of the park at the Camp Nou, Thiago is looking for a move that will provide first team football and further his already promising career.
Now Barcelona have claimed that: “We still have not received any formal offer for the player.”
Thiago of course is one of the top targets at Old Trafford this summer and has also sparked interest from former Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho, yet with the Blues now having agreed a deal to sign Vitesse Arnhem’s Marco van Ginkel, a move for Thiago now seems unlikely.
Manchester United fans. How badly do you want the club to swoop for Thiago this summer? Let us know your thoughts below.
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