- Barcelona are looking towards Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich to replace Andre Iniesta
- Bayern Munich are apparently looking for a fee of around €70m in order to sell the Spanish midfielder
- One player who could go the other way if Barcelona do complete this deal is full-back Lucas Digne
Barcelona are looking to continue their dominance in Spain next season but the Catalan club will have to do it without midfield maestro Iniesta, who left the club this summer in what was a very emotional goodbye for those attached with the club. Fortunately for the club, there is a player who could prove to be the perfect replacement for Iniesta at the Nou Camp.
Thiago Alcantara the perfect replacement for Andre Iniesta at Nou Camp
According to latest FC Barcelona news, Bayern Munich central-midfielder Thiago Alcântara could arrive in Spain this summer and take up that vacant central play-makers role that Iniesta played to perfection. Having joined Bayern in 2013, the midfielder thrived under Pep Guardiola but since his departure, Alcantara is not particularly happy at the German club.
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde will be doing his best to get the signing done as soon as possible, however one major roadblock in this deal could be the economics of it. According to FC Bayern Munich Transfer News, the 2017-2018 Bundesliga club are looking at around €70m for the midfielder, which according to FC Barcelona latest news could be out of reach for the Catalan club.
Thiago Alcântara will be a perfect candidate to replace the great Iniesta given that he played at the highest of levels in recent years and is used to big match pressure, something every player who takes the field for Barcelona feels going out. He experience and talent is unquestionable and far better than Barcelona’s other signing, Arthur, who will naturally take some time to get into his groove.
With the core of the Barcelona still very much Spanish, Alcantara will not only fit on the field but will be a great addition to the dressing, which is why the top players at the Spanish club have asked Josep Maria Bartomeu to personally handle the completion of the deal.
Lucas Digne, the player who could move to Bayern in order to complete this deal
The price-tag is the only major roadblock in this deal but according to FC Bayern Munich Latest News, Thiago Alcantara Barcelona move could involve the exchange of money plus an exchange of players. One player who will be on Bayern’s radar and will be available to move to the other side is Lucas Digne.
With full-back Juan Bernat on his way out and no real competition for David Alaba, Lucas Digne will prove to be the perfect back-up for the Austrian. At 24-year-old Digne is in desperate need of more game time and with the phenomenal rise of Jordi Alba, that has been hard to come by at Barcelona, which is why a move to Bayern Munich will be ideal.
Barcelona rate Digne as a €15m and €20m player, which would bring down Thiago’s price-tag to around €50m, which can further be reduced to €40m, which would be an excellent piece of business for Barcelona given the talent and potential Thiago Alcantara has shown in the past few seasons at the Allianz Arena. It is a very affordable price and especially in the world of the inflated markets looks to be a near bargain.
When Thiago Alcântara he was a shadow of the player that he has developed into. At that time he was still under the shadow of Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Cesc Fabregas. He could prove to a crucial link-up player in a team which features world-class talent like Lionel Messi, Luiz Suarez and Coutinho.
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