Thiago Alcantara posted a video clip in which he bid farewell to his club Bayern Munich, in preparation for his joining Liverpool in the next few hours.
During the video, Thiago said, “Yes, I have made the most difficult decision in my sports career.”
And he continued, “I will close this chapter of the story with this wonderful club, in which I matured as a player for 7 years, during which I won titles and had fun and also we went through difficult times together.”
“But what makes me feel most proud is that I arrived in Munich as a young player full of dreams, and now I will leave, and I have all achieved them with a club with a history and culture.”
“Here I learned to love the culture of bidding farewell to the club today, but I will never forget it, Mia San Mia.”
And he added, “I experienced wonderful moments in Bayern, everywhere in Munich. My family and I were treated very well, and loved every second of me here. My decision stems from a purely sporty nature. As a footballer I want new challenges to develop myself more.”
“Bavaria will remain my country, thank you, Bayern.”
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinze Rummenigge announced on Thursday that the club had reached an agreement with Liverpool to include the 29-year-old.
The network “The Athletic” had previously said that Bayern and Liverpool had reached an agreement under which Thiago would join the Reds for an amount of 30 million euros. (See details)
Other reports in the “Telegraph”, “Daily Mail”, the British “Guardian” and the German “Bild” said that Thiago will sign a 4-year contract and pay a salary of 20 million pounds for the value of the contract, in addition to 5 million additions in the event of winning titles. League or Champions League jersey will also wear No. 6.
Alcantara joined Bayern Munich from Barcelona in the summer of 2013, with a sum of 25 million euros.
Thiago played for Bayern Munich for 7 years in 235 matches in all competitions, during which he scored 31 goals and scored 37 others.
With Bayern, Alcantara won the German League 7 times, the German Cup 4 times, the Domestic Super Cup 3 times, the European Champions League once and the Club World Cup once.