Thiago confirmed a few weeks ago that he is leaving bayern. He is one of my favourite footballers and the more I think of it, the more it makes sense to sign alcantara despite the lpool links.
Yes, he is older at 29 but also a lot wiser too. The biggest concern I have watching utd play is the inability to control cm. We are great in advanced position but terrible in deeper position. IMO Alcantara is one of the best I have ever seen when it comes to controlling the tempo of a game. You cannot press the guy nor can you casually sit off him. And unlike the likes of grealish he will not be a level below fernandes/pogba, in fact I reckon both players will have a mighty job to keep their starting place. But all 3 should be able to get game time due to thiago's versatility. cm, deeplying playmaker or #10, I have seen him play all 3 roles excllently.
If we sign thiago, we can play
and when fernandes needs a rest or is unavailable we can play
also, while I do not like fred or think McT is ready, I actually think they will do much better alongside an intelligent deeplying playmaker like thiago.
Thiago Alcantara 7 years on