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Liverpool signing Thiago better than City bagging Messi says Rooney

This summer we have seen Liverpool sell Dejan Lovren to Zenit and buy Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos. The Reds have been efficient with their business and they’ve not a tremendous amount of it left to do. However, whether or not the Reds will land one Spanish playmaker in particular remains to be seen. According to Wayne Rooney, Liverpool signing Thiago would be a better signing than Manchester City bagging Lionel Messi.

Wayne Rooney has said that Liverpool signing Thiago would be better than Manchester City signing Lionel Messi. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Liverpool and Thiago

RMC Sport has claimed that Liverpool have already agreed a four-year-deal with Thiago, reporting that he’s already told his teammates that he’s heading to Anfield.

However, David Ornstein believes that the Reds won’t go near Bayern Munich’s lofty evaluation of the midfielder.

The Spaniard would transform the Reds’ midfield, should he end up at Anfield he could prove to be the missing link.

Rooney on Thiago rumours

Wayne Rooney is a massive fan of Thiago Alcantara, he likes him so much that he joked that he hopes the ex-Barca man doesn’t sign for Liverpool.

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The ex-Manchester United man recently praised the midfielder whilst speaking to the talkSPORT breakfast show, commenting on how important of a signing he could be:

“I do think it is between City and Liverpool. And if Liverpool get Thiago from Bayern Munich, I think it is done [the title].

“That is a better signing than Messi going to Man City.”

What RTK has to say

Whilst on the surface this may seem like a ludicrous claim from the United legend, he is speaking a lot of sense.

Whoever manages to sign Messi will have to fork out a fortune to bring him in. He is a legend of the game but he could disrupt squad balance as well as club finances.

Thiago on the other hand would be a move that would elevate the Reds squad without disrupting the order of things.

The Spaniard would add something that the Reds are missing, an elite level playmaker.

Are Manchester City really missing Messi? They already have Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling performing similar roles to a high standard, it would be a rash move.

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