Arsenal join the race with Liverpool to sign Thiago Alcantara
Arsenal have entered the race to land Liverpool target Thiago Alcantara. They are observing the Spaniard closely to steal him under Liverpools’ noses.
The Gunners have already enquired about the availability of the Bayern Munich star. At the same time, they are expecting Bayern Munich to lower their £27million asking price.
Liverpool are also planning to negotiate for the player after Champions League Final. As the Spaniard is an indispensable part of the Bavarian side in today’s final, an official bid sounds legitimate after today.
Thiago Alcantara himself is also eager to join the Reds. He is excited to be a part of Jurgen Klopp’s team.
Even the player has enquired for a house in the adjacent area of the Reds, as per multiple reports.
Wijnaldum departure can influence the Reds to sign Thiago Alcantara
But the deal came to a standstill as Liverpool couldn’t meet the asking price of Bayern Munich. Moreover, they have already enough midfielders in the squad who are fighting to earn a place in the starting XI.
Despite that, George Wijnaldum is one of their key midfield players who can depart the Anfield this summer. To fill the void of the Dutchman, Klopp might agree to bring in the Spanish international.
On the other side, Arsenal are looking forward to snatching the lucrative deal.
Arsenal have joined Liverpool in the hunt to sign Thiago Alcantara, according to the Daily Mail 👀 pic.twitter.com/WLPY1jWEGI— Goal (@goal) August 23, 2020
But to trigger the move, Arsenal need to offload some of their midfield players. They are already keen to sell both Lucas Torreira and Mohamed Elneny this summer. Torino enquired about Lucas Torreira earlier but the deal is yet to take place.
The future of Dani Ceballos in the North London club is also uncertain. The Spanish international spent last season at the Emirates on loan but his future is still ambivalent.
However, Bayern don’t look interested to sell the Spaniard this summer. But considering the scenario that his contract will expire next summer, they need to allow him to move to a new club.
Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is busy rebuilding his squad for the next season. They are ready to sell some of their first-team players to raise the fund of buying new players.
The Gunners have already bought Willian from Chelsea on a three-year deal.
They have been linked with loaning Phillipe Coutinho from FC Barcelona. Also, they are close to signing Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille. The Brazilian defender will sign a five-year contract with the North London club.
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