Several updates concerning Liverpool’s reported pursuit of Bayern Munich’s Thiago have emerged online on Wednesday.
Liverpool linked with Thiago
Thiago has, of course, been a mainstay in Bayern Munich’s side since arriving in Germany from FC Barcelona in 2013.
And though injuries did hamper his playing time somewhat last time out, the midfield maestro still played a crucial role in Bayern securing the treble – including a sensational display vs PSG in the Champions League final.
However, though he is still seemingly a key figure for the Bavarians, Thiago’s future does look to be away from the Allianz Arena.
Speaking in July, Bayern’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed that the Spaniard, who is in the final 12 months of his contract, had expressed a desire to move on:
‘He’s a great guy on and off the pitch. We negotiated with him and met all of his wishes, but Thiago Alcantara wants to leave.’
‘It looks like he may want to do something new at the end of his career. We don’t want to lose a player for free next year. I say that very clearly.’
Rummenigge’s comments came just days after reports in the Spanish press claimed that Thiago is ‘very close to Liverpool’.
An Anfield switch, of course, is yet to come to pass.
But the La Masia youth has still continued to be heavily linked with a move to England.
Christian Falk of German outlet SportBild even claimed last week that he believes Thiago will be a Liverpool player by the end of the transfer window.
Now, as mentioned above, some fresh updates concerning Thiago and Liverpool have been forthcoming on Wednesday.
First up, the highly-reliable Fabrizio Romano reported that Liverpool are still working to get Thiago, with Bayern said to be convinced they will receive a new bid from Liverpool soon. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is also believed to be pushing for the midfielder:
Liverpool are still working to get Thiago Alcantara. Bayern are now convinced they’re gonna receive a new bid from #LFC soon. Klopp pushing again for Thiago. Manchester United only had contacts with his agent at the moment – nothing advanced between clubs. #Liverpool #Thiago
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 2, 2020
Mohamed Bouhafsi of French outlet RMC Sport has also, on Wednesday, commented on Liverpool’s pursuit of Thiago, stating that the 29-year-old’s only choice is Liverpool:
His only choice is #Liverpool. #Klopp and #Alcantara have already discussed. Alcantara has already prepared his arrival in England. Problem: Bayern know it and discussions with Liverpool are long. https://t.co/cxs5VNx8uD
— Mohamed Bouhafsi (@mohamedbouhafsi) September 2, 2020