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Alcantara Tells Barcelona He Wants Man Utd Move After Agreeing 5-Year Deal

Man Utd have edged closer to the signing of Thiago Alcantara after the midfielder returned from talks in the UK to tell Barca he want’s to move to Old Trafford

With the summer transfer window set to open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Man Utd edge closer to signing Thiago Alcantara.

Manchester United have edged closer to completing the signing of Thiago Alcantara after the midfielder returned from successful talks in England to tell Barcelona he want’s to move to Old Trafford this summer, according to the Daily Star.

Alcantara has emerged as one of Europe’s hottest properties after a stunning MOTM display in the final of the European Under-21 Championships last week, with his hat-trick guiding Spain to a 4-2 win over Italy to retain the trophy.

The Star claims United are desperate to bring the talented midfielder to the Premier League this summer and have already agreed personal terms over a five-year-deal with the 22-year-old ahead of a £17m switch.

Barcelona have been trying to persuade the Italian-born ace to remain in Spain but it appears Alcantara is determined to make the move to United. Spanish journalist and Sky Sports News regular, Guillem Ballague, has also claimed that the player has now returned from Manchester to inform the La Liga champions he wants to leave for United:

United were alerted to a huge decrease in Alcantara’s buy-out clause after he failed to play in a certain amount of games last season for Barca, and it now seems that oversight has cost the Spanish giants one of the most promising young talents in Europe. But Barcelona’s loss is United’s gain and Thiago looks set to become the champions first major signing of the summer.

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Are United fans excited about the imminent arrival of Alcantara? Get involved in the comments section below.

44 Comments

44 Comments

  1. ben

    June 26, 2013 at 12:29 am

    i will b happiest fan in d world if d deal shud b concluded soonner than expected

  2. Isaac

    June 26, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Yes . I tink he is coming closer… Soon be united player…. Up Thiago, up united

  3. Chinonso uzoma

    June 26, 2013 at 6:43 am

    I guess we shud sell Rooney,Evra;Young,Anderson,Valencia, and get Baines,Strootman,Thiago,Lewandoski and Ronaldo,bet me no team can ever compete us with dis players on d field

    • Fabian

      June 26, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      Are you nuts????, we don’t need to sell any off those players and bring problem Ronaldo over, get Thiago and Strongman than we set for Europe glory.

  4. Kagawa escet

    June 26, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Up thiago up man u

  5. sholexky dafella

    June 26, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Thiago is already a utd player,but strootman,and lewadowski,should try to join utd;….and if Rooney remains Adamant he wants to leave let him do ‘coz wth the likes of the above mention players man utd are unshakable!…long life manchester utd!

  6. Ishaq Abdulrashid

    June 26, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Please it should not like moura own so moyes should act fast

  7. olanrelekan

    June 26, 2013 at 8:04 am

    see you in manchester united

  8. rymond

    June 26, 2013 at 8:25 am

    I hope so we can finish this sooner not later

  9. Thiago alcantara

    June 26, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Dnt worry utd faithfulls, am coming 2 create dat killer pass u all have been waiting 4. Am already a united player and my jersey number is 22 (scholes replacement)

    • Anas H.wakili soba

      June 26, 2013 at 11:52 am

      My happinest sign of man.utd is thiago alcantara, lewandowski, and strootman. Plz moyes be giants and bring them to old trafford. WELCOME THIAGO

  10. Casey

    June 26, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I’m a long time admierer of thiago. It will b a good signing 4 man utd and kagawa aswell bcos of d tic tac game. Up united

  11. stifler

    June 26, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Heard Strootman was about to sign last night (news from PSV) so it’s almost a done deal; every other club in the running wants him for less than we bid allegedly..

  12. stifler

    June 26, 2013 at 9:42 am

    But are the Cavani rumors true tho!?

  13. nazerul

    June 26, 2013 at 11:58 am

    get rid of valencia,young,anderson,evra,or mayb nani den buy coentrao,strootman,thiago,gaitan o mayb ronaldo.. if rooney want to stay,let him be.. united for life

  14. johnpaul

    June 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    thiago in united?,best news ever after Ferguson exit.please Mr Moyes get Strootman,Baines,Garay,Machisio, .n God will bless you!

  15. nazerul

    June 26, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    and if hummel or subotic are available,grab it..i dont think garay perfect for united..we need a solid cb like both dortmund cb to replace ageing rio..please make it happen..

  16. nazerul

    June 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    d.d.gea

    rafael rio/subotic vidic/hummel coentrao/evra

    zaha carrick thiago /kagawa gaitan

    rooney r.v.persie

  17. fehintola

    June 26, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I will b happy 2 see thiago in manchester

  18. illo

    June 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Moyes we need Ronaldo if possible

  19. Monelo

    June 26, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Wow! Thiago, we are pleased to welcome you to Man Utd.

  20. Emmanuel.Simon

    June 26, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Pls Mr moyes we net thiago,strootman,baines in our squat

  21. mesfin mihret

    June 26, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    we remember last summer the transfer of luchas mora from brazil it edge closer to sign for united at the end he prefer PSG then we believe only when we see alcantra at oldtraforred.

  22. TBOY

    June 26, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Thiago av made d rite choice 4ur self don’t let somebody to be a decision making Body 4 u make urs ceeeee u In UNITED d only club rises young stars to aim their goals

  23. ADEMOLA EMMANUELSON

    June 26, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Thiago u are welcome 2 united we all welcome u (ONE UNITED ONE LOVE)

  24. Ya'u Abdullahi yayari

    June 26, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    am happy wit d signing of Alcara , but pls moyes keep roony. up up man u!!

  25. Ige ademola

    June 26, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    I wil b hapy 2 c thiago in a united shirt.

  26. SWAGAPRINX

    June 26, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    We nid alcantara,gaitan,strootman,baines

  27. James

    June 26, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Lets forget abt cr 7 and get a fresh player united shld go 4 strootman,di maria,after de signin of thiago

  28. stewart

    June 26, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    plzzzzzzz moyes bring thiago and strootman in asap, bring bale or Ronaldo if rooney doesn’t sign a contract.
    mufc they always score!

  29. damola

    June 26, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    i wl like to see thiago alcatara playing in manchester united this season, i wl a apiest fan in world.

  30. damola

    June 26, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    i wl like to see thiago alcatara playing in manchester united this season, i wl be a apiest fan in the world.

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