Thiago wants to leave Barca

Thiago Alcantara has reportedly already made clear to Barcelona his desire to leave this summer in a bid for regular first-team football.

The 22-year-old has come on to the radar of the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Bayern Munich this summer having seen his usual buyout clause of €90m drop down to €18m after failing to appear in a high enough percentage of Barca’s games last season.

Sport allege that the player met with Coach Tito Vilanova before heading out to Israel on international duty with the Spain Under-21 side, to try to resolve the situation.

However, the player has apparently been left unconvinced by that meeting and has expressed his desire to consider offers from elsewhere.

Thiago was seen as asking the Catalans for greater regularity in appearances and also more minutes in bigger games in anticipation of trying to make Spain’s squad for the World Cup next summer.

Whilst Vilanova reportedly informed the player that he remains a key player for the future, the Coach’s indication that Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez would still be favoured in big games has seen the midfielder take this position.

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