It’s no secret that Manchester City are interested in Bayern Munich’s midfielder Thiago Alcantara. But who isn’t?
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Manchester City are set to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara.
The Spain international was signed by Bayern Munich in July 2013 from Barcelona for a fee of 25 million euros. The 27-year-old has a contract until 2021 with the club.
Alcantara made 181 appearances across all competitions for Bayern Munich, scoring 28 goals and supplying 31 assists in return.
The 27-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Spain.
As a member of Spain national football team, Alcantara won 34 caps and he scored 2 goals.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented players across the globe. Guardiola is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.
Manchester City are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.
Thiago Alcantara can play multiple positions in midfield.
According to The Sun, “Pep Guardiola is set to smash Manchester City’s transfer record for a reunion with Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara, according to reports. The City boss and Bayern midfielder, 27, spent three years in Germany together – after Pep signed him for the Bundesliga giants from Barcelona. Prior to that, the pair spent a further three years together in Spain. Now Guardiola is hoping to bring Alcantara to England – but it could cost more than the club-record £60million spent on Riyad Mahrez.”
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It would take a huge offer from Manchester City to prise the 27-year-old midfielder from Bayern Munich.
Signing the 27-year-old in the summer transfer window would be a masterstroke from Guardiola.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Manchester City.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Manchester City come calling for Thiago Alcantara this summer.