Manchester United target Thiago Alcantara will demand a low-priced buy-out clause allowing him to leave Old Trafford at the end of his first season should he not play a certain amount of games, according to Sport.

The Spanish daily claim that the Spain Under-21 captain became frustrated at the lack of playing time he was afforded by Barca last season as they won the Liga title in style.

And after witnessing close friend Giovani Dos Santos’s unhappy stint with Tottenham, where he only made ten Premier League appearances over four seasons, he is keen not to suffer a repeat.