Thiago Alcantara has joined Bayern Munich.
Barcelona and Spain midfielder, Cesc Fabregas is now occupying top spot on the wish list of reigning English Premier League champions, Manchester United; as the Red Devils on Monday launched a £25m bid for the former Arsenal midfielder, the BBC is reporting.
The report indicates that the offer is currently under consideration but is understood to be below the Spanish club’s current valuation of the player.
While Fabregas is not pushing for a move as he has often maintained that he is happy with the Catalans, it is believed he is nonetheless open to a move back to England where he rose to stardom with the Gunners.
It will be recalled that United started their pre-season campaign on a losing note on Saturday in Bangkok, Thailand and may be looking to block loopholes before they start their EPL title defence in a few weeks time.
Thiago, who captained the Spanish U-21 side to European victory, was signed for a fee believed to be around 20 million Euro.
“Thiago was bought at the strong desire of our new coach Pep Guardiola,” Bayern Chief, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, told his new club’s official website.
“We are pleased that we succeeded in this big transfer. Thiago has just been starring in the Under-21 Euros. He is a fantastic player who will strengthen Bayern.”
Thiago will compete with the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luiz Gustavo and Javi Martinez for a central midfield berth and joins Mario Gotze and Jan Kirchhoff as summer arrivals to the treble winning German champions.
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