Manchester United are determined to spoil Liverpool’s transfers plans for the next season and potentially derail their title defence.
Supposed Liverpool target in Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara could very well end up at Manchester United after a fresh entry by the 20-time English champions has been made in the race for the Spanish midfielder, Express has reported.
Thiago could also have ended up at Manchester United over the summer of 2013 under David Moyes before the Bavarian giants swooped in for the then Barcelona star.
All signs pointed towards Thiago heading to the Anfield but the Red Devils have also emerged as customers to sign the midfielder. The 29-year-old would certainly be a massive addition to the current Manchester United squad which already looks ferocious with Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba taking huge strides.
With Thiago’s passing ability and the characteristics to hold off a press he can very well be the main man supporting the existing duo which seems indispensable as they excel higher up the pitch.
The former Barcelona star’s link up and transitioning abilities with the ball between defence and attack will come at a major plus for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men. Nemanja Matic as well as Fred have struggled in helping the side establish consistent control of the centre of the park.
Over the years Manchester United have not really been top at keeping possession or playing attacking football but the comfort of having a technically gifted midfielder like Bayern no. 6 in the centre will certainly be a huge tactical positive.
Bayern’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed that the player wants a new challenge but has also stated that Liverpool’s interest is still pending an official offer.
The German champions who’ve already landed Manchester City winger Leroy Sane, will also be looking to sign Kai Havertz over the summer.
Thiago will also be a great addition at Anfield as he will be taking up Gini Wijnaldum’s role if the box to box midfielder does not sign a new contract but the Dutchman’s scoring abilities could see Jurgen Klopp opt in favour of signing someone more attacking-minded than a posession-player.