De Gea wants Barcelona starlet at Man Utd

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has said that he would like his Spanish U21 teammate, Thiago Alcantara, to come to Old Trafford, reports

However, he realises that any offer, unless it was a very high amount, is likely to be rejected by Thiago’s current club, Spanish champions Barcelona.

Due to the fact that Thiago did not play for a particular number of minutes across last season, his exit clause has temporarily gone from €90m all the way down to €18m, which would make a move elsewhere a much likelier possibility in the time before August 1, where the release clause reverts back to normal.

Thiago displayed his potential throughout the recent European U-21 Championship, captaining Spain to victory and scoring a superb first-half hat-trick in the final against Italy, as his side won 4-2.

And ‘keeper De Gea, ever-present in that run, hopes that a move to United will happen this summer: “We have been joking about him joining United. Barcelona will realise that they have a great player, though, and I don’t think they will let him go.”

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