David de Gea signs Thiago’s game ball: “See you in Manchester”


Thiago Alcantara was the hero of yesterday’s Under-21 European Championship final, netting a hat-trick in Spain’s 4-2 win over Italy. Afterwards, the Barcelona talent received a game ball that was littered with messages from his teammates, one of which is veeeeery interesting.

David de Gea supposedly wrote this sly little note on Thiago’s ball:

"Nos vemos en Manchester." Or, in English: "See you in Manchester"


With recent reports suggesting that the current Premier League champions are interested in triggering Thiago’s £18m release clause, this unmistakeably suggestive message from the current United goalkeeper could indicate that a move is now only a matter of time. Barcelona, though, are being advised by Pique not to give up their young jewel. We’ll see I guess!

Here’s the closeup of the ball:


(Images Via @CheGiaevara)