Barcelona give up fight for Thiago Alcantara

Barca’s Thiago Alcantara is already off on vacation after his successful performances at the U21 European Championship, where he not only had a starring role in the final against Italy where he got a hat trick, but was also chosen as the most valuable player of the tournament. The Catalan club ??meanwhile, expects that the player formally conveys what they have been expecting for a while: that he wants to leave Barcelona.

The Catalan club are not holding out much hope that Thiago Alcantara is staying. All indications are pointing to the player leaving despite teammates, Xavi, Piqué and Cesc, asking him to be patient. The decision of the player seems to be already taken and now it’s just a matter of time before Barca makes it official. Some of the Spanish daily sports papers showed the two most likely destinations: Manchester United or Bayern Munich.

Thiago has a firm offer from Manchester United that, according to the Daily Mail, would be willing to pay Thiago 6 million euros per season on a five-year contract. They will also give the player recognition along with lots of playing time, which is what he wants. The fact that he still has not signed with the English club already, leads us to believe there is interest from European Champions, Bayern Munich.

Pep Guardiola made it clear in his presentation as coach of Bayern this week that nobody is able to rob a player from Barca. “Nobody leaves Barca for money. A player is either thrown out or he wants to play more football.” Thiago’s case is obviously the second option.

He renewed with the club in June 2011 and although initially the club maintained that his buyout clause at 90M Euros, the fact is that now it stands at just 18M for not playing 60% of Barca’s matches. Thiago has not been a regular player in Tito Vilanova’s first eleven this season and his freedom costs a paltry18 million to whoever wants him.

Vilanova claimed to know nothing of the clause in question, which is surprising in a club like Barcelona with an issue at stake and as important as 72 M euros along with the fact that thiago is one of the best players to come out of Barca’s famed youth system. The 18M euros that Barca will collect for Thiago will come in handy as the club prioritize another signing in the shape of Thiago Silva of PSG.

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  1. Mohammed Yahaya says

    No problem,if thiago can not be patient,he can live but he shld learn lessons 4rm xavi,iniesta wen deco,ronadinho are dia,xavi nd iniesta were bench da time nd see what patients turns them 2 be 2day.Thiago tink twice b4 live,ur own time is comin u’ll b evn beta dan dis guys metioned above.

  2. peter zacciaus says

    barca should not alow tiago to go anywere

  3. francis k victor says

    I will love to see thiago in man u shirt next season love him


  1. Información…

    Valora en FC Barcelona are ready to give up the fight for Thiago Alcantara. The player is on his holidays at the moment and the club is resigned to losing him. He looks certain to go to Manchester United although there is some interest…..