Manchester United are set to swoop for Barcelona’s Thiago Alcantara, after the starlet’s father claimed his son is ready to quit the Nou Camp.
United showed interest in the 21 year old 2 summers ago, but he signed a new deal with the Catalan club which included a £25m buyout clause. The offer of a new deal lead most to believe that big things were to come from the midfielder, but it hasn’t quite worked out like that.
Now his father, Brazilian World Cup winner Mazinho, is claiming that his son is ready to move on and The Daily Mail believe United are ready to snap him up.
Mazinho said of his son:
‘My son would play a lot more in any other team in the world. He’s learning a lot playing with great players but Thiago is very ambitious and needs to play.
‘No-one knows what might happen in the future. Football changes a lot and anything can happen. If Thiago wants to go to the 2014 World Cup, he needs to play much more.
‘Thiago has the quality to succeed at Barca. But he’d play a lot more at another club. He’d get into any other team in the world.
‘I don’t know if Barca are buying more players in the summer. They already have a lot of players who can play in the middle.’