Bayern Munich are in the final phase of their rebuild after the golden generation of Philipp Lahm, Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben ended their journey with the club.
To cap off the transition, the German giants recently acquired the services of Leroy Sane from Manchester City, who has signed a 5-year contract with Bayern.
However, just as the Bavarians were rejoicing over the arrival of the world-class winger, German media broke the news of the departure of a key member of the Bayern squad.
Bayern’s midfield maestro, Thiago AlcĆ¢ntara, has been reported to be looking for an exit from the club.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed the story in an interview with BILD, stating, “He’s a great guy, both on and off the pitch. We negotiated seriously with him and fulfilled all his wishes. But it looks like he might want to try something new at the end of his career.”
Liverpool has emerged as one of the prime suitors for the signing of the Spain international.
Jurgen Klopp is well aware of the 29-year-old’s quality from his time in Germany.
Thiago’s flare and silkiness with the ball, along with his defensive work, makes him a perfect candidate to improve on an already impressive midfield for the Reds.
The links with Thiago has further intensified after Bundesliga commentator Derek Rae more or less confirmed beIN Sports journo’s report on Thiago agreeing on personal terms with Liverpool.
Responding to Tancredi Palmeri’s tweet, the Swedish commentator replied, “Don’t normally get up or down about players moving. Football life is transient.
“However, I’m going to miss commentating on him. When we say ‘class is permanent,’ we could always be talking about Thiago. Liverpool’s gain.”
Further prompted by a keen Liverpool fan over the probability of the transfer, he replied: “He has more or less told everyone at Bayern he’s on his way.”
Thiago has spent nine years in Germany and has evolved into one of the best in the business in his position during his time with the German record champions.
If Liverpool does manage to strike a deal, they’d be getting a gem of a signing for their already star-studded squad.