Manchester United are still favourites to secure Thiago Alcantara’s signature according to Sky Sports’ Graham Hunter.
The 22-year-old still remains publicly indecisive over whether he will leave Barcelona having returned from his personal holiday, with the club reportedly beginning to get frustrated at the lack of movement.
And when asked by @KevinAshford7 as to how confident he was Thiago would be moving to United in the summer, Graham was confident in his response.
— Graham Hunter (@BumperGraham) July 3, 2013
A couple of weeks ago Hunter claimed that wages had been agreed between Thiago and United which coincided well with strong reports that he had been in Manchester with his father Mazinho to meet club officials.
And Hunter’s strong links with Spain given his role there for Sky Sports means he will know more than most and likely have some sources closely linked to the club, so what he says cannot be simply discredited.
Thiago’s reduced buyout clause of €18 million, down from €90 million, will expire on 1 August so there will definitely be some sort of movement during the next month.
And with United’s pre-season starting in less than ten days, I expect our movement to be officially confirmed very soon if a deal to bring Thiago to United is going to happen. The Peoples Person will keep you up to date with the latest information as soon as we have anything else.