Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara, has revealed that he was open to speaking to the likes of Manchester United while he was at Barcelona.
The young Spanish international grew frustrated at his lack of first-team action at the Spanish giants but sticks by his decision to leave and sign up with Bayern Munich
United were keen to add a creative midfielder to their team last summer and Thiago was very high on their list of targets, but due to hesitation in their approach, the Bayern stepped in to sign the 22-year old.
As quoted on the SportsDirectNews website, he said: “I would have preferred to go to any other team ahead of being on the bench.
“I am very grateful to Barca but there comes a point where you must make that step.”