The Reds are set to pull off one of their biggest transfers of recent years. According to various sources, Liverpool have agreed a deal to bring in Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich. The Spaniard is thought to be joining on a four-year-deal having rejected the chance to stay in Bavaria for another term. According to James Pearce, the lure of playing under Jürgen Klopp helped secure the Thiago deal.
Liverpool to sign Thiago
Paul Joyce has reported that Liverpool have agreed a deal worth £20m + £5m in bonuses to sign Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.
The Reds have been linked with a move for the Spaniard all summer.
It was reported months ago that Thiago had decided not to sign a new contract with Munich as he entered the final year of his deal, allowing Michael Edwards and co to sign the midfielder for a cut price fee.
Jürgen Klopp attracted Thiago
When the news was breaking around the world, The Athletic quickly put a microphone in front of its Liverpool journalists.
When asked about why the playmaker had decided to move to Anfield instead of staying at Munich, James Pearce claimed that Jürgen Klopp was a key factor in signing Thiago, telling the podcast:
“I think it was the fact that what Klopp has created at Liverpool is so special. The pulling power of the club has arguably not been greater since the heydey of the 70s and 80s.
“No matter who else you’re playing for in Europe, when you see the manner in which Liverpool won the Champions League and then followed it up with the Premier League title, I think, who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?
“For [Thiago] I think it was about the project and the chance to play for Jürgen Klopp.”
What RTK has to say
James Pearce’s comments have hit the nail on the head.
If you want to talk pulling power then look no further than Jürgen Klopp and Thiago.
People have banged on all summer about Frank Lampard’s pulling power when all the Chels have done is offer people a lot of money.
The Reds have managed to sign Thiago up whilst offering, according to James Pearce, less money than he could have earned elsewhere.
Jürgen Klopp is one of a kind.