Beyond the fact that Thiago Alcantara simply opted to join Bayern Munich, linking up with his former coach Pep Guardiola at the Allianz Arena, Guillem Balague believes there is another reason why the midfielder won’t be appearing for David Moyes’ side this season.
All and sundry declared that the midfielder was United bound this summer with baby pictures in United shirts and anonymously signed footballs evidence of this but today the midfielder completed a £22m move to Bayern Munich leaving United in the all too familiar position of missing out on a summer target.
But did United miss out on him? Guillem Balague, who was one of the main drum beaters in regards to a Thiago move to United, thinks United went cold on the move with questions over the player.
United were willing to pay clause 4 Thiago. But Pep believed in Thiago. Moyes not so much (will his football work in PL? Moyes wasnt sure)
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) July 14, 2013
Whilst unfounded, these claims are somewhat of a shock especially as players aren’t signed solely for the Premier League and Thiago has the kind of ability that would see him do well almost anywhere.
If true, Balague’s claims make this summer even more interesting as whoever Moyes signs will come under HEAVY scrutiny.