Red Devils are keen to get youngster on board as soon as possible.
Premier League champions Manchester United are to step up their attempts to bring coveted FC Barcelona midfield player Thiago Alcantara to Old Trafford next season after the youngster’s man-of-the-match display in the final of the European Under-21 Championship on Wednesday, reports the Sun.
New Red Devils head coach David Moyes has actually been an admirer of the 22-year-old’s for some now and even tried to bring the youngster to Goodison Park while the Scot was still in charge at Everton, only to be rebuffed in his approach.
However, Moyes is said to be confident of signing the Spain international this summer, with the playmaker’s buy-out clause in his current contract at Camp Nou valued at just 18 million euros.
And the United boss is believed to be even more keen to land Alcantara when the summer transfer window reopens for business on July 1 after the player’s sensational performance against Italy on Wednesday night in the final of the European U21 Championship in Jerusalem.
Alcantara netted a hat-trick as his country retained their title with a 4-2 win over the Azzurri and on top of his 11 goals in 101 appearances for the Catalans since 2008, has made him an even more attractive acquisition for United.