Treble holders have beaten English Champions to Sign highly rated Spanish midfielder for an agreed fee of €20 million. Bayern Munich have confirmed that they have secured the services of Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona for an agreed fee of €20 million, potentially rising to €25m.
Pep Guardiola recently already stated in an interview that he wantedto bring Thiago at the Allianz Arena. Thiago Alcantara has signed a contract with the Bavarians until 2017.
Manchester Unite were hot favorite to sign Thiago as they were looking for a replacement of Paul Scholes. who announced his retirement from football at the the end of the Season 2012/13. Thiago was Near to Complete his Move to Manchester United as He is in search of regular first team football. But Former Barcelona Manager Pep Guardiola Beats Manchester United to sign Spanish U-21 Champion.
“We Bought Thiago due to 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.”
Both Clubs agreed on Initial €20m Sgining fee but will rise to €25m following a friendly match between the European giants, which will be played in the following four years.
Thiago will have to face a challenge with the of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luiz Gustavo and Javi Martinez for a central midfield berth and joins Mario Gotze and Jan Kirchhoff.
This is a guest post by Kamran Khalid. His Website is mufcdevils.