For many weeks Thiago Alcantara was combined with Liverpool. Ultimately a helper Bayern Munich will move to Anfield, The Athletic reported. Liverpool have agreed to sign Thiago Alcantara with Bayern Munich for a fee of around EUR 30 million – we read on the portal. David Orstein, an English journalist, tweeted: “ Negotiations have picked up pace since Monday after Bayern officials have made it clear that they want the deal to close before the Bundesliga season starts on Friday, when Bayern face Schalke.
“Bild” has also confirmed that Thiago’s transfer to Liverpool is certain.
Why is Thiago leaving Bayern for Liverpool?
Thiago negotiated a contract extension with the German champion in May, but suddenly changed his mind telling Bayern he wanted to take on a “new challenge”. Since then, the Spaniard has been in the field of interest of Juergen Klopp’s team all the time. James Pearce, a journalist from Liverpool revealed why the English team decided to hire him.
Considering he is 29, he will be making a lot of money, which is against Liverpool’s usual transfer policy of investing in young talent. However, the relatively low amount of his buyout, given his contractual position, meant that Liverpool ultimately decided it was worth making an exception for him. Jurgen Klopp is a great admirer of his talent. When Liverpool signed Naby Keita, Klopp said he was the best Bundesliga player alongside Thiago, says Pearce, quoted by The Athletic.
What position will Thiago play in the new team?
– Will take one of the two more advanced midfield positions in Klopp’s favorite 1-4-3-3 system. Thiago also has the right vision and creativity that he can best use in game offensive. His passing range will be a major asset, especially against rivals who defend themselves deeply.
Thiago negotiated a contract extension in May but changed his mind. He decided he wanted a “new challenge” and then announced to Bayern that he would leave after seven years in Munich. Bayern believes that its decision is not dictated by finances. Hansi Flick tried to convince him to change his mind, but Bayern’s victory in the Champions League only reinforced the feeling that he had achieved everything in Munich, says Simon Hughes, football reporter on the reasons for Thiago’s departure from Bayern.
“Bayern have no plans to buy a new quarterback for Thiago.” There are more pressing needs “
– This year’s winner Champions League He has no plans to bring in a new quarterback in Thiago’s place. – They have more urgent needs on the flanks and as a right-back. Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka will be the first pick in the mid-lane, and French duo Corentin Tolisso-Michael Juice is a fallback option, concludes Raphael Honigstein, a German soccer correspondent.
Thiago Alcantara has played 235 matches for Bayern, scored 31 goals and 37 assists. – They say it’s better to say hello than to say goodbye. But if you say goodbye, so is Thiago Alcantara. Robert’s field friend Lewandowski, “can opener” (as German journalists call it) leaves Bayern Munich as the hero of the Champions League final – wrote Antoni Partum in his text.