It seemed Thiago Alcantara won’t be leaving Bayern Munich as speculated after returning to training ahead of the Bundesliga opener on September 18.
The Bavarians will welcome Schalke 04 to the Allianz Arena as part of the tradition in opening the new campaign being the champions.
The Spaniard, who has been linked to Liverpool returned to team training two days after Bild reported he would have an extra week of vacation, ostensibly in anticipation of a transfer.
He took to his Twitter handle and wrote: ” She. Again.” This is believed to be a cryptic message in which the meaning is expected to suffice in a few day’s time.
Again. 🤩 pic.twitter.com/xCxaPYKTMf
— Thiago Alcantara (@Thiago6) September 11, 2020
The German media had a headline a few days ago, wondering why Alcantara was lying after the club had said he wasn’t ready to sign a new deal with his current deal set to expire next summer.
In addressing the transfer speculations surrounding him, Thiago explicitly told the press that he never told anyone at Bayern that he was leaving.
He has now matched the word with action by returning to training at Säbener Strasse.
Will Thiago Alcantara still leave Bayern Munich this summer?
Now that the Spaniard has returned to Bayern training, one can’t fully say it’s an indication that he will stay. Since he is yet to sign a new deal and the transfer window remains open for another month, there is still a chance that he can secure a move.
But it’s not looking like he will leave for Liverpool FC. This is because Jürgen Klopp recently spoke on the club’s limited resources in comparison to de facto state-owned operations like Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain and oligarchic plaything Chelsea.
It was reported that Liverpool is not ready to meet the amount demanded for the Spaniard who has ten months to go on his current deal. They might therefore wait to see if Alcantara won’t sign a new deal and start negotiating with him for a potential free transfer for next summer in January.
At a press conference ahead of the club’s game with Leeds United, the German tactician said it is “nice” to see rumours suggesting the creative midfielder could be on his way to Anfield this summer, but he seemed coy about it.
“If I could invent a word now that would end speculation, I could become really rich!
“I can’t end speculation as long as the transfer window is open, that’s all I can say. Did I mention that Thiago Alcantara is a really good player? Long ago!
“It’s nice that we are linked with him but that’s pretty much all, really. He is a good player, Liverpool is a big club, that’s nice, but apart from that, really nothing else to say on it. Unfortunately, maybe good for you [the media], I cannot end the speculation.”