BUNDESLIGA champions Bayern Munich ace Thiago Alcantara is rumoured to have expressed interest in swapping one red kit for another this summer. The 29-year-old has held talks with Bayern Munich over a new contract with his current deal due to expire in 2021.
Both parties appeared close to reaching an agreement, according to reports, until the attacking midfielder had second thoughts about penning a new contract. This has seen reports in Germany now claim the player is eyeing a sensational switch to Premier League champions in waiting Liverpool, per Sport Bild, who added the club have placed a £43 million value around him.
It is believed Bayern discussed Liverpool’s interest during talks with the Spanish international, who has reiterated his keenness on a switch to England’s top-flight. Jürgen Klopp spoke glowingly of Alcantara after The Reds played the Bavarian giants in the Champions League last season. “I’ve probably never seen them defend like that,” said Klopp.
Respect to them as they made it difficult for us, although we had good situations where we missed the last touch. Thiago is a world-class footballer. He played that deep-lying playmaker role very well, alongside [Javi] Martinez, and they were very good.”
Liverpool are among several Premier League clubs which are looking to bolster their squad when the transfer window reopens. The club have already lost out on one of their transfer targets, and will not be intent on another slipping their grasp after forward Timo Werner signed to Chelsea from RP Leipzig ahead of the 2020/21 season.
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