How David Moyes rejected chance to sign Thiago Alcantara - Revealed

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The Spanish football pundit has revealed shocking details about how Moyes turned down a chance to sign Alcantara.

The Bayern Munich star was very interested in the move as well.

"David Moyes decided he was not a player for him at United," explained Balague.

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has lifted the lid on how former Manchester United manager David Moyes rejected a chance to sign Thiago Alcantara.

Balague wrote on Twitter: "Thiago has not replied to the renewal offers of Bayern Munich, his contract finishes in 2021. He would like to play in the Premier League, which reminds me of what happened to him before getting to Bayern...

"He asked his operator (Pep's sibling) to get him an exchange from Barcelona to Man United. It was a modest arrangement: Bayern in the long run paid €21.7m as FCB didn't play him over 60% of the minutes the past season. 

"In the event that they had, he would have cost €90m (FCB overlooked that condition?) 

"David Moyes concluded he was not a player for him at United. Thiago could barely handle it and being in Munich to sing the agreement to join Pep's group, requested that his operator ring MUFC once more. 

"Same answer, not a player required. At that point he chose to join Bayern." 

Balague proceeds to include: "Presently the solicitation to his specialist is comparable. Is there a Premier League club that would need him. I can consider many! Chelsea, City, United, Arsenal... Indeed, even Barcelona would have him back I am certain. Extraordinary situation to be in." 

What a new development, to be sure. At that point, Alcantara was a power to deal with and how contrastingly things may have happened if Moyes simply marked him.

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