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Man United Plot Move for Barcelona Youngster as Luka Modric Alternative

Old Trafford side keen on young Nou Camp midfielder.

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Alcantara is a highly-skilled midfielder who came to prominence at last summer’s U21 European Championships. Manchester United have admired him for some time with Martin Ferguson understood to be a big admirer.

If they hit any problems in their pursuit of Spurs star Luka Modric they will have Alcantara in mind. He is not so much a playmaker as Modric but he can play equally well in the Sergio Busquets pivot role or as an attacking midfielder. If Milan’s move progresses expect United to ask for a price

SOURCE: Daily Mail

If indeed Man United do come a cropper in their pursuit of Luka Modric then a move for Barcelona youngster Thiago Alcantara would make a great deal of sense but one wonders just how easy it would be to prize him away from the Catalan giants.

Whilst Pep Guardiola may have left the La Liga club there is no evidence to suggest that Barcelona stars will be clawing their way to leave now that Tito Vilanova has taken over. However it is true that Thiago Alcantara is not a first team regular at the Nou Camp.

With Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Cesc Fabregas and a number of others fighting for the midfield berths at Barcelona it can be tough to get a foot in the door but the 21 year old Italian born Spanish international did manage 32 starts in all competitions last term so clearly has the potential to succeed.

By all accounts Sir Alex Ferguson is looking to add more invention and creativity to his Old Trafford midfield and a move for Thiago would be a move in the right direction.

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