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Report: Thiago leaning toward stay with Bayern Munich after family discussions

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Per Bild, Thiago Alcantara is looking to extend his contract with Bayern Munich in favor of a move back to Spain.

FC Bayern Muenchen - Training Session Photo by M. Donato/FC Bayern via Getty Images

Per a report from Bild (behind the Bild+ paywall), there could be a resolution to Thiago Alcantara’s rumored contract extension. According to the German outlet, the 29-year-old Spaniard has spent the recent weeks in deep discussions with his wife on whether or not the family should remain with Bayern Munich or head back to Spain for what could be the last big contract of the midfielder’s career.

FC Bayern Muenchen - Training Session
Thiago Alcantara is working hard to come back from his injury, but is also trying to sort out his future at the same time.
Photo by M. Donato/FC Bayern via Getty Images

After a flurry of activity and anticipation just over a month ago regarding a possible extension, the talks went silent — at least to the public. Now it appears that Thiago is ready to make a decision and Bild thinks it will be an extended stay with the Bavarians as he has told the team that he is “leaning toward staying.”

If you were wondering about the accuracy of the report, you might feel better knowing that is has already been “flexed” by Sport Bild insider Christian Falk:

If true, Thiago would be a key cog in the midfield group for the immediate future with Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka. Unfortunately for Thiago and Bayern alike, the star midfielder has been battling an injury of late.

Thiago is due to miss tomorrow’s showdown with Fortuna Dusseldorf due to ongoing adductor issues, but coach Hansi Fick is hopeful that he will have his midfield maestro back in the fold soon enough.

“I hope that Thiago is back soon,” Flick said. “You always have to wait and see, however, how the muscles react to the load. He’s not ready yet. It’ll take some time.”