Spanish international, Thiago Alcantara has been in the transfer news for the last few months. The Bayern Munich midfielder has informed his club that he wants to leave Allianz Arena this summer.
Premier League champions Liverpool has been rumoured to be the next destination of the midfield maestro. They would definitely benefit from the addition of such a quality playmaker in the middle of the park. So this news will definitely excite all the Liverpool fans.
Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told Sky Germany: “The talks Hasan (Salihamidzic) had with him have always been very productive. And at some point, it actually seemed that [a new contract] was done. But then Thiago told Hasan some time ago that he would like to try something new at the end of his career. We have to accept that.”
Rummenigge further added: “We have a contract with Thiago that is still valid for one year and if he reaches an agreement with any club then that club should pay a transfer fee of a certain amount.”
“No club has contacted us to date and wants to have concrete discussions with us. We will only start negotiating for their (Thiago and Alaba’s) sale from a certain amount. There will be no summer sales at FC Bayern.”
So it seems Liverpool will have to pay a good price in order to sign Alcantara from Bayern. They may also decide to wait one year and then try to sign him on a free transfer. But this move may prove to be a bit risky because Alcantara is not a player to be easily available on a free transfer.
Many top European clubs want him and won’t hesitate to pay a price for such a talented midfielder. So the best option for Liverpool is to sign Alcantara this summer. All the Liverpool midfielders like Henderson, Keita and Wijnaldum are hardworking players but they lack quality on the ball which Alcantara has in plenty.
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