Date: 25th June 2013 at 10:36pm
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United may actually sign a midfielder.

United may actually sign a midfielder.

United’s acquisition of Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara appears to be edging ever closer with reports that the player’s father, Brazilian world cup winner Mazinho, has already met with Old Trafford officials. The only issues preventing the youngster from signing on the dotted line appear to be Barcelona launching a last-ditch attempt to convince the Spanish under 21 star that his future lies at the Nou Camp.

The problem for Barcelona is that while a talent such as Thiago would no doubt command a start in any side’s team, the La Liga champions currently boast three of the best midfielders in the world vying for what is essentially two places, meaning guarantees are hard to come by. Andreas Iniesta, Xavi and Cesc Fabregas are three of the finest midfielders on the planet and when you consider the fact that Sergio Busquets is the one Barca player who does the ball winning in midfield then Thiago’s options seem limited.

Will the Barcelona hierarchy really be able to convince Thiago that he’s destined to be anything more than a bit-part player next season? It’s seriously doubtful although they could persuade him that with youth on his side, he is the long term future of the club. Football is a fickle mistress however and it’s a short career, so you have to wonder whether a talent as bright as Thiago will settle for anything less than immediate importance.

Thiago appears to be United’s to lose, let’s just hope he doesn’t have a change of heart.


5 responses to “Can Barcelona Convince Thiago To Stay?”

  1. samuel.o.samuel says:

    Weda berca lyk it or nt thiago must b part of u9td nxt season 4 sure.

  2. samuel.o.samuel says:

    Barca can’t convince thiago 2 stay, wia dey hv smbdy lyk iniesta, xavi nd fabregas nd dey wnt 2 keep thiago as der watchman nt futurin him.

  3. Max says:

    At this moment of time the deal sounds 50/50, Thiago would either stay or join Manchester United. But, I hope he sees sense and joins United, after all, their is no issue would he or won’t he start every game at Old Trafford. I firmly believe he would play a big role with Spain, at next years world cup, by joining United and playing regular football each week!

  4. Daniel says:

    I’ll like to se Thiago in man utd. luv utd.

  5. Francis kelenbie says:

    I wonder why Thiago want exit from barca, you are bless to have a big team like barca n all best players surrounded by u wat else do u want