Friday August 12 2011
Roma look at Thiago Alcantara

Roma are looking to another Barcelona and Spain young talent, as they resume a bid for Thiago Alcantara.

The 20-year-old has shot to fame in the last few months with pre-season appearances for Barça.

He also made his senior Spain international debut in their 2-1 friendly defeat to Italy this week.

Former Barcelona B Coach Luis Enrique has already brought Bojan Krkic over to Roma and is reportedly setting his sights on Alcantara.

His contract with Barcelona runs to 2013 and he has quickly become very hot property on the transfer market.

Thiago Alcantara was born in Italy because his father, Brazilian Mazinho, was playing for Lecce at the time.

He grew up largely in Spain and has opted to play his international football for his adopted country.

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