Fabrizio Romano says he ‘couldn’t quite believe’ the details of Thiago’s transfer to Liverpool. The journalist labelled the deal the best of the year.
Journalist Fabrizio Romano labelled Liverpool’s Thiago transfer as the ‘deal of the year’. Writing for the Guardian, Romano went over exactly how the deal came to be.
Thiago apparently let Bayern Munich know he wanted to leave back in June. That came just 24 hours after he was supposed to sign a new contract with the Bavarians.
So sure were they, in fact, that they had a photographer present for the signing. Instead, a series of video calls with Jurgen Klopp turned his head. Even Barcelona, Thiago’s former club, couldn’t stop the player from moving to Liverpool.
Romano then goes on to say that he ‘couldn’t quite believe’ the numbers involved. He doesn’t go into great detail but suggests that the £22m deal was ‘extraordinary’ – you’re not supposed to get players that good, that cheap.
The Spaniard had recently written about the deal, claiming that the total package (including bonuses) totalled around £27m.
What RTK has to say
So much has been said about Thiago to Liverpool but we’re always willing to say it again. This is one of the biggest deals in the club’s history and indisputably – in our opinion – the best signing of any club this summer.
Thiago is a world-class midfielder, one of the very best in the world, and to get him for a similar fee as Rhian Brewster to Sheffield United is just incredible. The fact that a seasoned journalist like Romano feels the same just backs that up.
We still need to see him perform for the Reds, of course, but Thiago feels like a sure thing. He’s just too good to fail, we think. Hopefully, we get a taste of that on Saturday when Liverpool face Everton.