The father of Thiago Alcantara expects the midfielder to remain long-term with Barcelona.

Thiago has seen regular action for Barca this season, despite the arrival of Cesc Fabregas from Arsenal.

"My advice is to enjoy the football and always live for the moment," said his Dad, Brazilian World Cup winner Mazinho. "It is a great joy the way he is playing and he is enjoying himself.

"So he will be many years with Barca."