Liverpool Fc have announced the signing of world-class midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich is a potential £25 million deal.
The Spaniard will wear the No. 6 jersey for the Reds after it was reported that £20m was paid to Bayern for his services with the potential for a further £5m in add-ons,
Having entered the final 12 months of his contract at the Allianz Arena, Bayern was hoping to lock down the 31-year-old with a new deal, however, he brought down curtains on his stay in Germany after he revealed he was seeking a new challenge.
The midfielder helped Bayern to a sensational treble triumph in the 2019/20 campaign as they lifted their eighth Bundesliga title on the spin, the German Cup, and the UEFA Champions League.
Thiago Alcantara sent an emotional farewell to Bayern Munich and their fans in the early hours of Friday, saying his decision to leave was the most difficult of his football career.
In a video on his social media, Thiago said: “Yes, I have made the most difficult decision of my sports career.
“I will close this chapter in this wonderful club where I have grown as a player for seven years.
“Triumphs, joy and also hard times. But what I am most proud of is that I arrived in Munich as a young man full of dreams and now I will leave completely fulfilled with a club, a history and a culture.
“Here I learned to love a tradition that I am now saying goodbye to but which I will never forget: Mia San Mia.
“I have experienced fantastic moments: In this city, in Sabener Strasse and in our beloved Allianz Arena. With my Bavarian family, who treated me so well and loved me every second.
“My decision is purely of a sporting nature. As a soccer player, I want new challenges to develop myself further.
“Bavaria will always be my home. Thank you, FC Bayern.”
Since joining Bayern Munich from Barcelona seven years ago, Thiago Alcantara has been simply outstanding at his role. He made 235 appearances for the German champions and scored 35 goals.
He has won 16 trophies, including seven Bundesliga titles, the UEFA Champions League, and the Club World Cup.