Sudden news broke out today morning when Bayern Munchen CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge reveals that a deal has been finalized with English Champion Liverpool concerning Bayern mid Thiago Alcantara. During an interview with German media house BILD, the 64-years old said, “I can confirm that FC Bayern has finally reached an agreement with Liverpool FC. It was Thiago’s great wish to do something new at the end of his career.”
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 17, 2020
$32 million is the amount that is bringing the Spanish national to Anfield. Out of which, $25 is the upfront payment and the rest $7 million is in bonuses. The No. 6 of Bayern is signing a 4-years deal with the English giant and will be wearing his lucky No. 6 jersey.
FC Bayern Munich’s official twitter page also confirmed his departure.
Hansi #Flick on @Thiago6: "Thiago is an exceptional player who spent seven hugely successful years here. He's a wonderful person and an outstanding professional. It was very emotional today when he said goodbye to us all." #FCBayern #MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/QBU0O0UPmf
— FC Bayern Munich (@FCBayernEN) September 17, 2020
This transfer saga was going for some time now as the final deal was yet to be agreed upon until now. Arsenal also showed interest on the 29-years old before backing out. Liverpool’s Sporting Director, Michael Edwards had multiple meetings with his Bavarian counterpart Hasan Salihamidzic. Now, after Rummenigge’s confirmation, it seems Edwards has done a fine job sealing the deal.
EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool have now made their move for Thiago Alcantara. Understand that a fee of around 30million Euros has been agreed with Bayern Munich for the Spain international. What a signing for the Premier League champions. https://t.co/l7XMlrBPKj
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) September 17, 2020
Thiago Alcantara, the son of Brazilian World Cup winner Mazinho, had been with Bayern since 2013 after a move from Barcelona. For the last couple of years, He has been a regular starter for the Bavarian side. With them, he has won seven successive Bundesliga and a Champions League.
Liverpool fans are wildly excited to have the former La Masia graduate in their squad. Thiago, who contributed greatly to Bayern’s treble winning season, will be an asset in Liverpool midfield. He will surely be an upgrade to Gini Wijnaldum, who might join Barcelona this summer. Share your thoughts about this transfer in our comment section.
What a time to be a LFC fan pic.twitter.com/ovj65Q5aO4
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