Man United close to signing Thiago say sources

Sources close to Thiago Alcántara say he is very close to signing for the premiership champions Manchester United report UK daily newspaper The Sun.

Reports are coming in speaking about a five-year deal on the table worth an initial £17.5 million.The deal is said to be well advanced and that “only little details remain to close the operation”.

Thiago was pictured modelling the new Barca kit with fellow teammates but a few days ago the Spanish Under-21 starlet was cropped from the image fuelling suggestions that Thiago Alcántara is well and truly on his way out of the Camp Nou.

Manchester United’s new boss David Moyes is keeping mum over any deal with the young man. Thiago’s father Mazinho, a World Cup winner himself with Brazil in 1994, has put his Barcelona restaurant called Campechano up for sale,  again suggesting a move to the UK.

22 year old Thiago has opted to leave the Camp Nou as it looks like he’ll be continuing his fight for playing time in Tito Vilanova’s setup next season. the player played less than the stipulated 60 percent of games in his contract and leaves the Camp Nou for a ridiculous price tag. Barcelona cannot guarantee the young man playing time and Thiago wants to ensure his place in Vicente Del Bosque’s national side for the World Cup which is played in Brazil.Only by leaving the Catalan giants can he maximise his chances of playing.

With stiff competition for just two places against the likes of Xavi, Iniesta and Fabregás, Thiago Alcántara  looks like taking the high road to be able to play more football.

Bayern Munich, managed by former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, are also interested but the source added: “Thiago is very excited about the chance to play in the Premier League.

“He’s always loved it.”

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  1. When will thiago be at man u.time is really moving and what is Moyes waiting for.Don’t we have money to sign thiago.ooohh nooo


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