While a number of established European stars have dominated the transfer limelight this summer, a promising youngster who’s also had his fair share of media focus is Barcelona’s Thiago Alcantara, who has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United.
The son of Brazil international and World Cup winner Mazinho is said to epitomise the ethos of the Catalans’ famous La Masia academy, whilst he recently showed of his skills in the Under 21s European Championship, recording a perfect hatrick in the final for Spain.
He would certainly make an exciting addition to the squad at Old Trafford and the Premier League, while a clause in his contract, based on first team appearances, has made the midfielder available for just £17million this summer.
Certainly a steal, but he won’t be the only potential summer purchase in David Moyes’ sights amid the current transfer window, as he attempts to make his mark at his new club.
With that in mind, we take a look at the FIVE players from across Europe who could soon be following the exciting young Spaniard to the red side of Manchester this summer.