Report Claims Barcelona Could Swallow Their Pride & Swoop for Former Midfield Star

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Barcelona could make a move for their former midfield maestro Thiago Alcantara, after failing to land first choice midfield targets Philippe Coutinho and Marco Verratti in the summer.

The Spanish metronome has established himself as one of the best playmakers in world football over the past couple of years at Bayern Munich, and is very much viewed as 'the one that got away' in the eyes of many Blaugrana supporters.

Thiago left the Nou Camp back in 2013 in an eyebrow-raising €25m move, one that has arguably been Barcelona's most regrettable transfer decision of modern times.


Although Barcelona have enjoyed a decent amount of success in the time since Thiago's departure, critics have claimed the club were too hasty in sanctioning his sale, particularly as the legendary Xavi was entering the final stages of his career.

Last season Barça were crying out for a star midfielder, with Andre Gomes and Denis Suarez not making the expected impact, and the ageing Andres Iniesta struggling for form and fitness.

Don Balon (via the Mail) now say that Barca are prepared to admit they were wrong by trying to re-sign Thiago, who is now one of the first names on the team sheet at the Allianz.

Liverpool are expected to stand firm over Coutinho once again in January, meaning Ernesto Valverde's side could well turn to Thiago to help provide Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi with the ammunition they need.