Liverpool’s reported summer pursuit of Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara remains one of the hottest topics of conversation this summer.
The 29-year-old midfielder became a European champion for the second time of his career following Sunday’s success against Paris Saint Germain.
And, according to German football expert Christian Falk, Bayern’s sixth European Cup triumph was the perfect platform to say goodbye following seven years in the German top-flight.
Rummenigge, CEO of @FCBayern, told us about @Thiago6: "We had an event at Allianz Arena, and Thiago's whole family were there. They walked around in great nostalgia, I would almost say. It looked very much like he had decided to say goodbye" @LFC @BILD_Sport
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) August 25, 2020
Melissa Reddy of the Independent recently confirmed Liverpool’s interest was indeed concrete although complications regarding a deal are not financial.
The underlying factor behind Thiago joining Anfield appears to be whether Liverpool anticipate losing a midfielder in the summer window prompting the club to swiftly look for a replacement.
Georginio Wijnaldum has entered the final year of his current Liverpool contract and is the subject of interest among new Barcelona head-coach Ronald Koeman according to reports.
Falk also claimed that Thiago wants to become ‘the big star’ having represented two of Europe’s most potent forces over the past decade and Bild’s head of football believes he could be just that at Liverpool
Speaking on The United Stand, he said: “At Bayern the big stars will be the Kimich’s, the Neuer’s, he’s just one of many players he isn’t ‘the one’. When he left Barça there was Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, he wants to be the ‘big star’ – he won’t be at Bayern, so perhaps at Liverpool.”
He also added that a bid could be imminent in the coming days now that Bayern’s Champions League campaign reached a victorious climax.
“Liverpool doesn’t have a player like him… so perhaps he’s the missing piece of the puzzle for them [Liverpool]. So he will leave. I know that Bayern think that in the next days there will be an offer from Liverpool we just have to see how high it is.”
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