Real Madrid are close to completing the signing of Thiago Alcantara
According to Onda Cero, Real Madrid have already reached an agreement with Thiago. And now all that remains is to begin negotiating with Bayern Munich. Thiago Alcantara is the option which Real Madrid are considering as a replacement for Mateo Kovacic. Kovacic has gone out on loan to Chelsea. Thiago is a player who Julen Lopetegui rates highly. He was a first choice player under the coach with the Spanish national team.
Earlier in the summer, Thiago Alcantara was linked with a move to his former club Barcelona. But they opted to sign Arturo Vidal from Bayern Munich instead. So now Real Madrid is interested in signing him. Thiago is a player with vast experience. He is used to playing games at the top level. His touch, vision and ability to move the ball around quickly and efficiently are qualities which could suit Lopetegui’s Madrid. And his versatility mean he could slot in different positions. Either playing out wide or just behind the centre-forward or in midfield.
Thiago Alcantara joined Bayern Munich in 2013 and has made 151 appearances for the Bavarians, scoring 25 goals. According to reports, the Bundesliga side are looking for a fee of around €50m before allowing Thiago to leave the club.
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