Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara has refused to be drawn on rumours linking him with a summer move to Old Trafford.
The Spaniard is reportedly a target for Manchester United this summer, especially with a £15m price tag due to Alcantara not playing in 60% of Barcelona’s game this season.
Thiago’s father has previously claimed that his son is unhappy with his lack of involvement but the 22 year old has refused to speak on the rumours at least until after the European u21 tournament in Israel:
“I just live my life and I am very happy.
“I enjoy it in Barcelona because I have lived through some great times but we will see what happens after the Euros.
“Any player is used to living with rumours about him and they just cannot affect you.”
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea added fuel to the flames saying he wanted his Spain u21 team mate to join him at Old Trafford but Thiago laughed it off, saying:
“All players want the best players in their team. I could say I hope that he comes to Barca in the same way he says things about me,” he added.
“I just think he was having a bit of fun and not too much should be read into it.”
My own opinion is Thiago is on his way to Man Utd after the euro U21. He’s left the possibility open by saying “he’ll not talk about it until the euro U21 is over.” He’s not really denied that he or Man Utd are not interested in signing him!
We hope united are going to do something on that before 18/06.