Date:26th June 2013 at 10:42am
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Barcelona have given up on midfielder Thiago Alcantara staying at the Nou Camp, according to reports in Spanish paper Marca.

Thiago is expected to complete a transfer to Old Trafford after his father Mazinho returned to the Spanish club, bearing the news that his son was ready to head to England following talks with United officials.

Despite their efforts to sway the midfielder, with the likes of Xavi who was courted by United previously, Gerrard Pique who left the Nou Camp for Old Trafford and Cesc Fabregas who was/is being courted by United this summer trying to convince him to stay, Marca claim that Barcelona have known from the off that the player was going to leave.

The piece also claims that the hold up in the transfer comes simply from the fact that Bayern Munich have shown interest in the player but with United ready to offer the player €6m a year on a 5 year deal, and the fact that business between Bayern Munich and Barcelona is unlikely with former manager Pep Guardiola taking over the German club, it is almost a cert that Alcantara will become a United player this summer.


21 responses to “Barcelona Give Up On Keeping Thiago”

  1. vusi says:

    Can’t wait for the deal to be sealed,though I would also like iikay gundogan and strootman to join man utd

  2. SAADI B says:

    pliz man u sign thiago he is perfect young tallent we realy need

  3. Nicholas says:

    I can’t wait to see thiago in man u dealing with man u rivals. Up man u.

  4. showo ifedolla says:

    Through the possibility of manchester united England strker heading to Barcelona, united hoped to sign thiago than any team

  5. yaghubadeyemo says:

    liking 4ward to thiago on united shirt ll be fantastic then strootman to relieve carick then Nani should be pasuaded to stay bcos He s d only reliable winter if given chance to play tanks UNITED 4Life

  6. mdjmdjmdj says:

    with kagawa + zaha + chicharito + rvp + thiago = man utd become untouchable

  7. peter says:

    With RVP Hanerders Zaha and Nani kagawa and thiago manu is untunchetable.miss signe thiago and if Ronaldo is coming?pls moyes do something godd about thiago and Ronaldo

  8. Uzoma martins says:

    Cant wait to see the midfield dynamo at old traford.

  9. Corals collins says:

    Even though am manunited fan i don’t believ we wil sign any player becoz of moyes is just like fergie in times of buyin players ok let him come first.

  10. jpaul says:

    If the guy is good enough as you people want to make us believe, why didn’t he get the playing time his ‘wonderful’ performance deserves.

    The guy is not a huge lost to us but a lose nonetheless. He’s grossly inconsistent and he only plays well in summer and fade out when the season begins. He did well last two summers and we thought he ‘ll be a hit but it was all false. He just did that now in the u 21 and you guys are popping champagne.