Manchester United may have crucial edge in Thiago Alcantara pursuit despite player favouring Liverpool transfer

Manchester United could reportedly have a key edge over rivals Liverpool in the race for the transfer of Thiago Alcantara.

The Bayern Munich midfielder may have just played a starring role in his club’s Champions League win at the end of the 2019/20 season, but his future at the Allianz Arena is in serious doubt as he heads into the final year of his contract.

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Alcantara is said to have held talks with Man Utd, according to Jan Age Fjortoft in the tweet below, but it may be more complicated than that…

Fjortoft casts some doubt over United being willing or able to afford Alcantara’s wages, while the Metro claim the player himself would favour a move to Anfield.

That said, ESPN insist it is more or less impossible that Liverpool will sign the Spain international unless Georginio Wijnaldum ends up leaving.

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Thiago Alcantara is being linked with Liverpool and Manchester United

This surely gives United a huge advantage, though whether or not they intend on making the most of it remains to be seen.

With Ajax star Donny van de Beek heading to Old Trafford, according to The Athletic and others, it seems unlikely that MUFC would also need Alcantara, having also signed Bruno Fernandes in January.

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