Thiago 'will stay for a long time at Bayern' - agent

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The Spain international was linked with a move away from Germany but is comfortable playing under Carlo Ancelotti, according to his father

The agent and father of Thiago Alcantara has revealed that the midfielder intends to "stay for a long time" at Bayern Munich.

Thiago moved to Germany from Barcelona in 2013 and has won the Bundesliga title in each of the three seasons he has played for Munich so far.

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Though he has struggled with injuries for parts of his time with Bayern, the 25-year-old's father and agent Mazinho says he is happy to be at such a successful club and has no intention of leaving.

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"He is feeling incredibly comfortable in Munich," Mazinho, a former Brazil international, told tz. "He made many friends and the lifestyle here is similar to Barcelona. All this is a reason why he also feels comfortable on pitch.

"I think, he will stay for a long time at Bayern. The club is excellently run and gives you a familiar feeling. Furthermore the officials have always been fair. I hope he can stay here for many years."

Thiago has been linked with a return to Barcelona, while Pep Guardiola's appointment at Manchester City has also sparked rumours of a Premier League move for the Spain international.

However, Mazinho feels that this is just media speculation and there is no truth to the transfer stories, adding that Thiago is enjoying life under Carlo Ancelotti.

"Players from big clubs always will have offers from other big clubs," the 50-year-old continued. "Not only from England but also from Spain or Italy.

"But you have to feel comfortable where you are. Thiago is [comfortable] and for that reason we don't think about anything other than about Bayern.

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"Ancelotti is a coach who is playing with many midfielders, just like Guardiola. Ancelotti trusts him and Thiago feels that.

"You can see that he has lots of fun playing unter Ancelotti and you can see that in his performances."

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