Bayern Munich Agree £21.6m Deal for Barcelona’s Thiago Alcântara: Nightly Soccer Report

Pep Guardiola has signed one of his young stars from Barcelona in a £21.6million four-year deal that’ll see Thiago Alcantara move to Bayern Munich instead of Manchester United.

Thiago, 22, was one of the stars of the Spain u-21 side this summer. The highly rated midfielder will join up with Guardiola later this week.

“Thiago Alcantara was the great wish of our new coach Pep Guardiola,” Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said.

“We are delighted that we have been able to seal this great transfer. He is a fantastic player with great promise who will strengthen FC Bayern.”

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11 thoughts on “Bayern Munich Agree £21.6m Deal for Barcelona’s Thiago Alcântara: Nightly Soccer Report”

  1. This is why Moyes is a jackass. He didnt want to pay that much for a player that hasnt played in the prem. If hes good enough for bayern then he should be good enough for us.

    1. From: Monday, July 15, 2013
      To: Saturday, August 17, 2013

      Result: 33 days

      Or 1 month, 2 days

      2,851,200 seconds
      47,520 minutes
      792 hours

      … Tick-tock. Tick-tock…

    2. How do you know that is the reason? What are you basing that off? His previous signings? Like Fellani?

      You have a source? Moyes biggest problem isn’t players or tactics….it’s MUFC fans.

      1. Thatsbthe eeason the deal was held up. Theres thisbtax in spain called VAT and Moyes didnt want to pay it. He wants to Evertonise Man utd with Baines and Fellaini. Baines is not worth 16 million and why spend that much on him when hes 29 and you can get Coentrao from Real for 18 mil. His biggest problem is he should have lockedup the deal.

    3. Player wants to join old bass at best team in Europe and is a ‘jackass’. Man Utd fans truly are the most fickle on the planet.

      1. You dont know anything about the club or the saga. Moyes had Thiago and didnt want to pay the VAT because it was to expensive yet he would pay 16 million for Bale.

  2. I think Thiago stalled the potential United move because he clearly wanted a reunion with Pep. Hard to see where he fits at Bayern, but I do see him getting more games than some might think, given that he was handpicked by Pep.

  3. This is a good signing for Bayern but bad for the Bundesliga. At the moment I can’t see anyone other than BM for the title and they could win it even earlier than last season.

  4. I don’t understand this move for Thiago if he ( Thiago ) wants more playing time ? I understand he wants to play for Pep but I see Thiago struggling for minutes behind Goetze.

  5. This is a great acquisition by Bayern Munich. If the club was already a powerhouse, I feel sorry for the opponents it will face this coming season, whether in the Bundesliga, Champions League, or elsewhere. Pep will not only find a place for him but will utilize him effectively, so fear not, Bayern Munich fans!

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