The future of Thiago Alcantara continues to intensify yet officials from Merseyside confirm that the noise at this present moment is more chatter than reality according to journalist Melissa Reddy.
Reddy insists that Jurgen Klopp is indeed a great admirer of the Bayern Munich midfielder yet there are complications regarding the age, stage of career and previous injury record.
She also says that given the pedigree and technical rareness of the 29-year-old, Liverpool are seriously interested and have not ruled out the possibility of signing him.
Considering Thiago is in the final year of his contract at the Allianz Arena suggests that naturally, talks among the Spaniard’s camp will have already begun regarding the player’s future.
Indeed, the former Barcelona maestro is intrigued by the possibility of joining the Premier League champions yet finance is not the key determining factor behind a potential deal according to Reddy of The Independent.
It’s worth noting that Liverpool’s midfield options are firmly stacked given the fact that seven senior stars on the books at Anfield – not including returning loanees Marko Grujic and Harry Wilson.
The Mirror reported earlier today that Liverpool would welcome the possibility of selling both Grujic and Wilson if an appropriate fee was met which Reddy also confirms.
Kl0pp has the task of maintaining harmony among a group of players that have won both the Champions League and Premier League in the past year meaning unless there are outgoings it is unlikely a deal for Thiago will materialise.
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Given Liverpool’s midfield is arguably the area which requires an upgrade the least, it makes sense that a Thiago deal hinges on the future of current Liverpool stars.
Georginio Wijnaldum is currently in the last year of his Anfield contract and talks regarding an extension are reportedly still at a standstill which raises questions over the short-term future of the Dutchman.
Wijnaldum, 29, would be allowed to open talks with other teams in January if a new deal isn’t agreed and recent revelations have intensified the possibility of the player leaving.
According to numerous publications in Holland, Wijnaldum has become the subject of interest at Barcelona following the club’s appointment of Ronald Koeman on Wednesday.
Wijnaldum was the key operator of Koeman’s Netherland’s side over the last two years so the possibility of the former Everton boss showcasing a desire to land Wijnaldum at the Camp Nou is extremely possible.
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