Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara has today surprisingly suggested that he has not yet come to the definitive decision to depart the club.
‘Wants to leave’
Recent months have of course seen Spanish international Thiago’s name take centre stage in the media.
This comes with the gifted midfielder widely expected to bring an end to his 7-year stay at the Allianz Arena this summer.
As things stand, Thiago has just a solitary year remaining on his contract Bayern contract.
As such, when Bavarians CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge announced back in July that the club’s midfield fulcrum had made clear his desire to move on, a transfer appeared imminent:
‘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.’
To this point, however, no such move has been forthcoming.
A number of clubs have inevitably been tipped to swoop for the former Barcelona man, with Premier League champions Liverpool viewed as the frontrunners to strike a deal.
In fact, outlets in Germany have even gone as far as to assure that Thiago will be plying his trade at Anfield next season:
Christian Falk says that it’s likely that Thiago will be a #LFC player by the close of the window🔴🚨
— The Beautiful Game Podcast (@Podcast_TBG) August 29, 2020
‘Nothing more to say’
As outlined above, however, somewhat out of the blue, Thiago has today appeared to throw his expected exit from Munich up in the air.
Speaking during a press conference whilst on international duty with Spain, the 29-year-old was inevitably drawn on his future.
Thiago, though, assured that he has yet to confirm his plans to seek out a new club this summer, with his sole focus, for the time being, on his country’s meeting with Ukraine tomorrow night:
‘I have not said at any time that I am leaving.’
‘Every year you put me at a different club.’
‘For me, my future is tomorrow’s game and there is nothing more to say. I neither care nor am I interested. What interests me is tomorrow’
‘I neither care nor am I interested [about what’s being said about a transfer]. What interests me is tomorrow.’
Quotes via the Mirror