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Reports: Real Interested In Former Barca Star

Reports: Real Madrid Interested In Former FC Barcelona Star

By Keegan Kruger - Jun 19, 2018 08:36 AM @KeeganKruger

Real Madrid's new manager Julen Lopetegui is reportedly interested in signing a former FC Barcelona star in this transfer window as he looks to bolster the European champions' squad.

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According to Madrid publication Telemadrid, the former Spain manager is set on luring Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara to the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Brazilian-born star, who came through the Blaugrana's famous La Masia academy, has also been tipped with a return to the Camp Nou.

The interest in Thiago should not come as a surprise as the player worked closely with Lopetegui when the tactician managed the Spain U21 side, as well as the senior national team until a week ago.

Bundesliga champions Bayern are believed to be open to selling the Spain international in this window, but only if they receive the right offer from an interested suitor.

The Bavarian side is said to be hoping to make on-loan star James Rodriguez's stay in Munich a permanent one, and there is talk that the two clubs may consider using the 27-year-old as a part of any deal that would see Thiago go to Real, the Colombian's parent club.

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Thiago made 32 appearances for Bayern last season, scoring seven goals and assisting a further four strikes.

Do you think Thiago is they type of player Real need? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi Jun 21, 2018 10:39 AM
He is a Catalan, he can't betray his republic
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Mumm_Rubi Joined: 18 Jun 2013
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Mumm_Rubi Jun 19, 2018 04:13 PM
Get Thiago, Rushford and Mane
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Fandiesel Jun 19, 2018 12:53 PM
If Real manage to sign him, this will be a big and important signing for the club. #Thiago Alcantara..
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nazzi the second Joined: 23 Oct 2017
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nazzi the second Jun 19, 2018 12:00 PM
barca should sign the boy back

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