Thiago: I want to go to Bayern Munich

by Sam Peoples

Thiago Alcantara has informed Barcelona that he wants to move to Bayern Munich according to Mundo Deportivo‘s main story today.

They say that Karl Heinz Rummenigge is fully in support of Pep Guardiola’s desire to bring the 22-year-old midfielder to Germany and that the two clubs were in discussion yesterday regarding the fee.

There are two possibilities; one, that Munich pay the release clause to sign the player and the second being that they pay a transfer fee significantly higher than his release clause.

The article goes on to say that Barcelona would refuse the €18 million release clause if it was offered by Munich but given that they do not have the power to do that due to the nature of a clause, that doesn’t make sense.

thiago-mundoIt would come as a huge blow to United if we were to miss out on a target in the transfer market given how many times it has happened in recent years but if the deal is confirmed, it places a big question over Thiago’s real ambition.

He reportedly wants to move away from Barcelona in search of game time ahead of next year’s World Cup so moving to Munich, where they have midfielders aplenty, ahead of United would seem a strange decision in that respect. Guardiola claimed he would push Martinez back to accommodate him in central midfield but given that Martinez/Schweinsteiger were the best central midfield pairing in Europe last year, that would be a questionable move.

But given the romanticism of Thiago playing back under Guardiola may be too much of a pull that we simply can’t compete with.

One good thing to note after all of this is that David Moyes yesterday said he was pleased and confident with his progress on transfers in the market, so United are certainly up to something behind closed doors.

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8 comments

Preston 07/14/2013 - 08:33

Thiago however talented he is has been so much on the media so much that I even think him coming to utd would break him, considering what the media did to a young De Gea. Utd and Moyes need instant success and hence a proven midfielder like Marchisio, then when no one is talking we go for some young lad…one we call for the future just the way we signed the likes of Chicharito, Vidic, Evra etc.

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Adeoye Festus 07/14/2013 - 01:42

United should leave this indecision Thiago, first, united his ideal place now Beyern. Let him go and pick his nose there or become a ball boy. Think Bosquet, the spanish national coach is happy now that he’s heading Germany.

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gb 07/13/2013 - 13:02

This website is getting really bad for misleading headlines. Are you trying to get a job at the Daily Mail? Such a shame, i used to trust this site

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Jessop 07/13/2013 - 15:21

What are you talking about they/he is reporting on an article in a Spanish newspaper, letting us know what’s been said in Spain.

I think your doing a great job! Although I can’t wait for some good news regarding signatures!

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Giggyjon 07/13/2013 - 20:33

What are you talking about? The headline of this piece is ‘I want to go to Bayern’. It is a translation into English of the headline in the Mundo Deportivo that is pictured. How can you accuse the editor of misleading headlines when he is reporting what is being published in Spain. You would guess they will have a better insight on the story than the Daily Mail.

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gb 07/14/2013 - 05:27

The headline is actually ‘Thiago: I want to go to Bayern’. Can you point me to where Thaigo says he wants to go to Bayern?

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samp 07/13/2013 - 22:08

As others have pointed out, this is the headline of a national Spanish publication, not my own.

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gb 07/14/2013 - 05:22

Oh thats fine then, if a newspaper says it.. then it must be true. I dont see the whole article in my newsfeed just the headline, and the headline suggests Thaigo says he wants to join Bayern, when infact its a newspaper saying it, with no actual quotes from Thaigo. So yeah when i clicked the headline thinking you had quotes, i was a little dissapointed to find its just a report on what a newspaper says..

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