Real Madrid Set To Buy Thiago Alcantara

Real Madrid are set to buy former Barcelona star, Thiago Alcantara, following the departure of midfielder, Mateo Kovacic.

According to Onda Cero, Bayern Munich have transfer-listed the midfielder and are open to negotiate. Thiago is a player who Julen Lopetegui holds in high esteem.

The Spanish giants will sign the Spaniard from Bayern Munich, as the player is expected to leave the club this summer.

European clubs still have until August 31 to do business in the transfer market.

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Real Madrid are lacking a midfielder after they allowed Kovacic to join Chelsea on a season-long loan deal.

Spanish radio station, Onda Cero reports that Blancos have now reached an agreement with Thiago, but negotiations with Bayern are still to come.

The Barcelona star is said to be the only player new manager, Julen Lopetegui, requested for while taking over as Real Madrid boss.

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The 27-year-old, who spent his early career in Barcelona’s youth academy, is under contract with Bayern until June 2021, but after fives seasons in Munich where he has been an undisputed first choice, he could be open to taking on a new challenge – especially if it means he is reunited with Julen Lopetegui.

Thiago is a player with vast experience who 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, just behind the centre-forward or in midfield. Bayern might be looking for a fee of around 50 million euros for him.

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