Old Trafford side closing in on Nou Camp youngster.
Man United are reportedly very close to completing a deal to sign Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara this week with ESPN stating that a deal could be announced at David Moyes’s first press conference as Old Trafford boss which is set to take place on Friday 5th July.
The process to bring in the 22 year old Spaniard has been a long drawn out one but both the player and Man United are confident that any issues relating to the personal terms being discussed can be ironed out in time for an imminent deal to bring the Barcelona youngster to the Premier League title holders.
There has been some speculation that Thiago is looking to secure a release clause based on the valuation of his services to prospective buying clubs being diminished should he not play a fixed number of first team matches, similar to the deal he currently enjoys at Barcelona.
Alcantara is a player Moyes clearly wants to bring in to help strengthen and freshen up a midfield that looked brittle last term. Paul Scholes has retired, Darren Fletcher is still recovering from long term illness and Anderson may well be sold.
The incoming Man United boss may well look to partner the industrious youngster alongside veteran Michael Carrick in the centre of his Man United midfield.