The start of the season is fast approaching. Liverpool kick off their title defence with a visit from Leeds United on Saturday. Despite the opening day getting closer and closer there are still some matters left unresolved in the transfer market with the club still reportedly keen on making a move for Thiago Alcantara. Plenty of people are crying out for the move, surprisingly even Gary Neville has admitted he is excited about Liverpool potentially signing Thiago.
The Liverpool and Thiago show
This summer has been the summer of Liverpool and Thiago.
There have been reports every other day about the Reds interest in the Spanish playmaker.
For those in need of a crash course: the midfielder is entering the final year of his contract and has purportedly told the club he doesn’t want to sign a new deal.
Since this decision emerged Liverpool have been persistently linked with Thiago. RMC Sport went as far as to claim that the Reds had agreed a four-year-deal with the Spaniard.
However, nothing concrete has come out yet, leaving fans and pundits alike scratching their heads, wondering if and when a move could materialise.
Neville on Liverpool and Thiago
Pretty much everybody invested in the Premier League has an opinion on whether or not the Reds will, or should, sign the Bayern Munich man.
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has admitted that he is excited about the prospect of Liverpool signing Thiago, The Express have quoted him as saying:
“The one that I think that scarily would excite me the most is Thiago to Liverpool.
“I think Liverpool need that player because the team’s been so good, the coach has been so good it would feel like if they didn’t sign someone at this point, the players in that dressing room would probably want that challenge of a new player coming in. He’s such a brilliant player. Liverpool need him.”
“He would be an outstanding player.”
What RTK has to say
Gary Neville being excited by the Liverpool and Thiago rumours makes sense – it is an intriguing prospect.
At the moment the Reds rely heavily on the creativity of their full backs. Trent Alexander-Arnold in particular has shouldered a lot of the responsibility for launching attacks in recent seasons.
If Jürgen Klopp was to add Alcantara to his midfield then the side would be less predictable when getting the ball forward.
The Spaniard has a reputation for his passing, his ability to find feet in the final third is spellbinding, regularly breaking the lines with passes that just aren’t there.
According to respected journalist Constantin Eckner, Liverpool and Bayern are only €5m apart in their valuations. With the clubs so close to an agreement hopefully this one could be resolved by the October 6th deadline.