Liverpool have been quiet in the transfer market this summer. The Reds have signed a backup left back and sold a fourth choice centre back but apart from these deals there’s only been activity in the youth sides. Many Kopites are wondering if and when the Reds will make a move for one target in particular; according to former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, Liverpool will bid for Thiago in the final week of the window.
Liverpool and Thiago
All summer we have seen Liverpool linked with a move for Thiago Alcantara.
The Spanish playmaker is entering the final year of his contract at Bayern and has purportedly told the club he is unwilling to sign a new deal.
This has left the German club in a position where they have to sell now or lose him on a free transfer next summer.
RMC Sport reported that Liverpool had agreed a four-year-deal with Thiago but there has been no solid developments since.
Liverpool ‘blackmail’ Bayern over Thiago
Constantin Eckner has today reported that former Bayern president Uli Hoeness has claimed that Liverpool are “blackmailing” Bayern Munich over Thiago.
The ex-Bayern executive has claimed that the Reds are waiting until the final week of the transfer window, when they will hit Bayern with a low ball offer.
The German side would be forced to consider such an offer as when the window closes they will have missed their chance to cash in on the Spaniard – he is free to negotiate a move from January.
What RTK has to say
Blackmail is a strong word.
Sure, the German club are set to be backed into a corner by the Reds’ transfer pursuit.
However, this is a problem of the club’s own doing. They shouldn’t have let the Spaniard run down his contract in the first place.
In the current circumstances it makes sense that the Reds would want to strengthen their bargaining position as much as possible, leaving it until the last minute to bid would be a way of doing that.