Thiago Alcantara Pays €2m From His Own Pocket To Seal Bayern Munich Move

Chris Wright

15th, July 2013


By Chris Wright

Spain Soccer Champions League

There are reports in Bild this morning that Thiago Alcantara was so desperate to push his transfer to Bayern Munich over the line that he put €2million of his own money toward the fee.

How does a player with less than 60 senior starts have a spare €2million to chuck about? The mind boggles.

Any road up, Bild reckon Pep Guardiola talked Bayern into paying €20million up front, with Thiago adding a further €2million to edge the sum towards Barcelona’s €25million asking price, with the remainder of the fee being made up in add-ons and bonuses.

Some folks’ll do just about anything to avoid having to play alongside Anderson.

As an added afterthought: for one of the very richest clubs in the world, United don’t seem to be terribly proficient at this “actually securing their transfer targets” malarkey, now do they?

(Via OTP)

Posted in Barcelona, Bundesliga, Man Utd, Newsnow, Transfers & Rumours

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  1. Cosa says:

    Chances of Thiago being eaten by Anderson were too great a risk.

  2. Bruno says:

    Wait a minute. Who said Manchester United was ever interested in Thiago Alcantara? Did Moyes ever mentioned his name? Did Barcelona ever said they had declined an offer from United?

    Barcelona said no one made a bid for Thiago. Then Guardiola said “I want him” and he got him. It’s simple.

    When United really bid for someone, we’ll know. We know about Baines (rejected) and also about Fabregas. The link Thiago/United was press sh** to me.

  3. Sameer says:

    Bruno, that’s one way of consoling yourself and all united fans by thinking he wasn’t ur transfer target. Moyes’s era off to a flyer

  4. bestie says:

    Right Sameer, let’s fire Moyes cause he missed out on Thiago. Fergie missed out on Sjneider last season, but we did OK without him, didn’t we? Plus, I think that iof Kagawa stays fit this season, United don’t another midfielder

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