After experiencing football action in the Spanish La Liga and German Bundesliga, Bayern Munich star, Thiago Alcantara, is reportedly desperate to work with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
The former Barcelona player, according to reports, wants to experience the Premier League next, and Liverpool, who have recently crowned the Premier League champions, are eyeing a £32m deal.
Manchester United is also targeting Thiago, but he is not ready to turn down the opportunity of working with Klopp, which would be a fascinating option.
Alcantara, who is proud of being a mix of football cultures after opting to play for Spain and not Brazil, his father’s country is a midfielder with structure, and positional discipline learned at Barcelona and ingrained at Bayern Munich under Pep Guardiola. The 29-year-old now wants his club career to reflect in another league, as he is now desperate to experience the Premier League.
Is Liverpool interested in Thiago Alcantara?
With just a year left on his present deal with the Bavarians, and the deflation of the market value of players caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Liverpool could be getting Alcantara for a lower price will bring his price down. Because he wants to play for the Reds, they might succeed in getting a good negotiation salary-wise as well.
Bayern Munich’s Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had already said the wantaway star has his mind elsewhere, and he is ready to leave Germany this summer.
Manchester United had wanted the Spaniard in 2013 when he left Barcelona to the point where Thiago’s then Spain Under 21 team-mate David De Gea wrote ‘See you in Manchester’ on the match ball after Thiago scored a hat-trick to win the Under 21s European Championship final that year.
Seven years down the line, Alcantara has gained several experiences, and adapting to the English style of football shouldn’t be a stress for the midfielder. He finally has the opportunity to link up with his fellow Spaniards, which include De Gea, Juan Mata, and David Silva in England.
He would be a good bargain for the Reds that will want to reinforce its squad after Klopp had said the team would be attacking the next Premier League trophy after winning its first in three decades.