Trabzonspor are reportedly a last-minute swoop to sign Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara, with the Turkish transfer window still open until Thursday.
According to Aksam, the Black Sea giants are plotting a late move for the Spanish international, with Trabzonspor already making a big move last week in signing Nicolas Pepe from Arsenal.
Thiago is yet to play for Liverpool this season having spent the entire campaign out on the treatment table, yet a move to Turkey could now be on the cards for the 32-year-old.
The midfielder’s contract with Liverpool is due to expire at the end of this season, and with the Reds doing quite well without Thiago in the squad, there could be a temptation to let the veteran go.
Praised by Mark Lawrenson as a ‘world-class’ player, letting go of a talent as good as Thiago might be a bitter pill for Liverpool to swallow.
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However, with an offer potentially on the table for Thiago, Liverpool might be smart to let the former Bayern Munich man leave if Trabzonspor make a good enough bid.
Liverpool should really consider selling Thiago to Trabzonspor
Thiago is set to leave Liverpool in the next 12 months, and if Trabzonspor are willing to put up a cash offer for the midfielder, the Anfield side must consider a sale.
The Reds invested big on midfielders this summer, and whilst selling Thiago might leave them short until January, the financial benefit could be worth it in the long-term.
Indeed, Thiago himself might be keen on moving to Turkey for one last payday, and Trabzonspor could be an appealing destination given their ambitions in the market.