This summer Liverpool have been cautious as ever in the transfer market. Whilst Chelsea and Manchester City are spending big and Manchester United are beginning to enter the market, the Reds have played their cards close to their chest with one Spanish playmaker in particular constantly linked but, as of yet, not bought. Liverpool could receive a boost to their Thiago pursuit with Manchester United buying Donny van de Beek.

The Liverpool pursuit of Thiago could have received a boost from Manchester United.

The Liverpool pursuit of Thiago could have received a boost from Manchester United. (Photo by A. Hassenstein/Getty Images for FC Bayern)

Liverpool chase Thiago

All summer Kopites have been tortured with reports that Liverpool are chasing Thiago.

The media have been getting our hopes up for months on end claiming that we’re in for the Spaniard and that a deal should inevitably happen.

However, there have been no concrete developments to speak of. RMC Sport claimed that we have agreed a four-year-deal with the midfielder, whilst David Ornstein reported that we won’t go near Bayern’s valuation.

Manchester United close to VDB

According to the BBC among other sources, Manchester United have agreed a fee for Donny van de Beek and are expected to complete the signing in the coming days.

The Ajax midfielder will become Manchester United’s first big signing of the summer transfer window.


At 23-years-old the Dutchman will be hoping to become a mainstay of the United midfield for years to come.

Boost to Liverpool Thiago pursuit

Previously it had been claimed that Manchester United were going to swoop in for Thiago.

A well connected Norwegian journalist reported that the Red Devils were prepared to battle their old rivals for the world beating midfielder.

However, now that United are on the verge of signing Donny van de Beek for £40m it would be a surprise if they were to also pursue Thiago, particularly given that they have recently added another midfielder in Bruno Fernandes.

Fingers crossed this is a boost to the Liverpool pursuit of Thiago as there is now one less competitor to worry about.

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