Thiago Deal Done? The Latest Updates Would Suggest So...

Alex Grimm

Thiago in? Thiago out? Some reports have the deal done, while others have nothing definitive. What do we believe?

The deal looks done! Well...allegedly...

If you ask talkSPORT, FC Bayern and FC Barcelona have completed a €18 million (£15 million) transfer of Thiago Alcântara. According to them, Thiago is expected to get a five-year deal, with actual weekly wages not exposed.

If you ask Kicker, apparently the asking price is €21.7 million, at least according to their transfer ticker. They also wrote that Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Sandro Rosell should already have an agreement, which suggests that a deal is not yet done.

Sky Italia originally broke the news that the two FCB's came to an agreement over the 22-year-old, but they later retracted their report.

Guardian and Süddeutsche Zeintung contributor Raphael Honigstein believes, according to his sources, that Karl Heinz Rummenigge will at least pay Thiago's buyout clause, which is €18 million.

To add some soap opera to the Thiago drama, Alcântara may not even be a target for Manchester United, at least according to David Moyes's comments captured by Sport Direct.

"I never said [Thiago Alcântara] was a target. We're on with targets that we are chasing at this moment in time. There are people we are actively chasing and, at this moment in time, we're happy with how things are going."

- David Moyes via Sport Direct

What on earth do we take from all this? Well, an agreement looks extremely close, and Bayern are willing to meet the buyout clause. The Thiago Transfer to Munich looks less like an if, and more and more like a when.

[UPDATE: 9:00 AM EDT, 7/13/13]

Sport is now reporting that FC Bayern are going to confirm the signing of Thiago. The fee is £19 million (€22 million), the report alleged, but the rest of the details are unknown (if you can read Spanish and want to inform the rest of us what the report actually said, here is the link)

This report comes just hours after Thiago apparently told FC Barcelona brass that he wishes to move to Bayern, according to Mundo Deportivo. Of course as always, it's better to wait for confirmation from either club, but it looks like this transfer saga might have an end as soon as today.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bavarian Football Works

You must be a member of Bavarian Football Works to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bavarian Football Works. You should read them.

Join Bavarian Football Works

You must be a member of Bavarian Football Works to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bavarian Football Works. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9353_tracker