Thiago Alacantara may have raised the bar when it comes to his level of performances at the European Under 21 Championships, culminating with a fine hat-trick in the final victory against Italy, but it appears the midfielder is now revolutionising the way transfer gossip is fuelled.
Following on from yesterday’s revelation of Spanish international teammate David de Gea signing his match ball 'see you in Manchester', a video has now emerged of the Barcelona youngster signing a fan's Manchester United shirt and smiling when asked about a potential move.
If a move doesn’t transpire this summer and Thiago finds himself at a loose end with a lack of first-team football he could surely fill his time with a job in marketing or even as an agent.
In an era when transfer rumour fills pages upon pages of newspaper columns and headlines are made from ambiguous comments from players' parents or ‘close friends’, Thiago seems to have somehow found an untapped corner of the market.
The video will no doubt give some hope to United fans hoping to see the Italian-born Spaniard who could also have opted to represent Brazil bring some flair to their midfield for years to come, especially in the light of rumoured interest from Chelsea.
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