Cadena SER: Barça planning to bring Thiago Alcántara back from Bayern
Barcelona are looking into the possibility of brining back Thiago Alcántara, the Bayern Munich player with a Blaugrana past, according to Cadena SER.
The Catalan club’s sporting director Robert Fernandez watched Bayern’s game against Arsenal in the Champions League live and came away impressed with Thiago, who left Barça in 2013.
Thiago had a contract at Camp Nou until 2015, but he didn’t play 60 percent of games which saw his release clause drop to 18 million euros, a low figure for a player of his potential — Pep Guardiola’s Bayern were more than happy to pay it.
Four years after that deal, Barça are planning to bring him back, although he has a contract in Germany until 2019 and Bayern have no intention of selling him.
Barça are looking for a midfielder who’s versatile, gets forward and can score goals and Thiago fits that profile — his brother Rafinha, too, is still at the club.
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