The Spain international has joined Bayern Munich from Barcelona for a fee in the region of 26 million euros in July 2013. The 26-year-old has a valid contract with Bayern Munich until June 2021.
Alcantara has played 135 times for Bayern Munich since signing from Barcelona, scoring 21 goals and creating 23 assists in that time.
The 26-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Spain.
Thiago Alcantara has represented Spain at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 44 caps and scoring 17 goals, before making his senior international debut in August 2011. As a member of Spain national football team, Alcantara has won 25 caps and has scored one goal.
Ernesto Valverde is looking to shore up his midfield options and Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara happens to be a target.
The Spain international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfield player Valverde wants to target.
Ernesto Valverde is a long term admirer of Alcantara and believes he can get the most out of the Spain international.
Barcelona will be in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
The 26-year-old would be a very good addition for Barcelona and they can afford him as well.
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According to the report in Spanish media, Barcelona are shopping around for a successor for their captain Andres Iniesta and Spain international features high on their agenda. The Spanish giants are already in contact with Thiago’s father and agent, Mazinho, about a return in Barcelona next summer. However, they will take some convincing to leave Bayern.
How strong that interest is and whether Barcelona will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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