Man United Sign Barcelona Midfielder Thiago Alcantara: Five Year Contract Agreed & Deal to be Announced Next Week

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Man United have reportedly completed their move to sign Barcelona youngster Thiago Alcantara with Spanish source claiming the deal will be announced early next week.

Thiago Alcantara was reportedly looking for assurances with regards to the role he will play in David Moyes’s squad and has seemingly received enough encouragement from the Old Trafford boss to persuade him to agree terms on a five year contract with the Premier League title holders.

The deal is expected to cost Man United a fee of approximately £17m, this being the fee needed to trigger the youngster’s transfer release clause.

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.

Thiago Alcantara started just 15 of Barcelona’s 38 La Liga fixtures last term and has made a total of 98 appearances for Barcelona since making his debut in May 2009.

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