Man Utd’s £17m Move For Alcantara Set To Be Hijacked?
European Champions Bayern Munich could be set to hijack Manchester United’s move for Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara, according to reports on Tuesday.
With the summer transfer window now 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, could Bayern Munich hijack Man Utd’s move for Thiago Alcantara?
Bayern Munich could be set to hijack Manchester United’s move for Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara, according to the Daily Star.
The 22-year-old starlet has been widely tipped to leave the Nou Camp this summer after struggling to force his way into Tito Vilanova’s starting eleven on a regular basis with the likes of Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas all ahead of him in the pecking order.
Alcantara has emerged as one of Europe’s hottest properties after playing a starring role for Spain during this summers European Under-21 Championship triumph, with the Star claiming the likes of Manchester United and Bayern Munich have been keen on luring him away from Spain this summer.
David Moyes’ men appeared to be the favourites to land the exciting playmaker, with widespread reports in recent days suggesting Old Trafford was likely to be the midfielders next destination and a £17m move was expected to be concluded within a matter of days.
However, the Star are now citing reports emanating from Spain that suggest European Champions Bayern Munich are ready to hijack the deal with new manager Pep Guardiola understood to be keen on taking the youngster to the Allianz Arena.
The idea of working with former boss Guardiola in Germany is sure to be a tempting prospect for the Spanish international and it’s also claimed in the report that Barcelona haven’t given up trying to persuade him to stay and will hold final talks when he returns to pre-season training later this week.
So it looks as though United still have a few hurdles to overcome before they get their hands on one of the most highly-rated midfielders in Europe.
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