Manchester United fans are getting excited inside the Football Transfer Tavern, following the news from sources at Goal.com that Barcelona youngster Thiago Alcantara is looking to force through a move to Manchester United.
It is understood that the young midfielder has already agreed terms with the Premier League champions, and is set to meet with Barcelona officials in a bid to force through a £15.4 million move.
The 22-year-old is regarded as one of the rising stars of Spanish football, and any deal would represent a major coup for United , especially considering Barcelona are thought to be desperate to keep the player and integrate him into their first team next season.
Thiago himself though believes there are too many players ahead of him in the pecking order at the Camp Nou, and is keen to force through his move to Old Trafford.
The youngster has also been attracting later interest from Bayern Munich, especially after his superb hat trick in the final of the recent European Under 21 Champions.
He has since gone on holiday, leaving his representatives and father – the former Brazilian World Cup winner Mazinho – to tell Barcelona officials he wants to leave.
New Manchester United manager David Moyes is hoping to make the attacking midfielder his first major signing when he officially takes over at Old Trafford on Monday.
Will Thiago earn his move to Old Trafford this summer? Let us know your thoughts below.
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