Barcelona announce Thiago sale to Bayern Munich

Barcelona have announced they've accepted a bid from Bayern Munich for Thiago Alcantara.

Barcelona have announced they've accepted a bid from Bayern Munich for Thiago Alcantara.

A short statement from Barca said a fee of €25 million (£21.6m) had been agreed for the 22-year-old.

"FC Barcelona and FC Bayern Munich have reached an agreement over the transfer of the player Thiago Alcantara to the German club for a total of 25 million (euros)," it read.

"This agreement also includes holding a friendly match between the two teams, which will be played in the next four years."

Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge added: "Thiago Alcantara was the biggest wish of our new coach Pep Guardiola. We are pleased that we have succeeded in this great transfer.

"Thiago has only just been named the best player at the European Under-21 Championship. He is a fantastic player with great perspective, which will strengthen Bayern."

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