Thiago Alcantara’s Munich villa is for sale, Bild reports. It could be yours for just €12 million — about two more than Manchester City’s recent fine. It boasts a swimming pool, fitness studio, and an underground garage for all ten of your Audis.
That listing, of course, is bad news for Bayern Munich. It really looks as if the Alcantara family’s days in Munich are numbered.
The latest Sport Bild reports that Bayern initially offered Thiago a three-year contract with an option for a fourth year that would take effect automatically if Thiago played in a given number of games. Thiago’s side negotiated that number down until it was finally removed: Bayern offered him a full four-year contract. But then Thiago suddenly got cold feet and asked for time.
After talking things over with his family, he has told the bosses that he will not extend his contract. They are not amused, you might say.
Now Thiago must go, while the club can still charge a transfer fee. But Bayern is still waiting for concrete interest in Thiago to materialize. Liverpool was initially connected, but has not made an offer. They would be willing to pay €20 million; Bayern wants at least €40.
Meanwhile Bayern’s midfield plans are all up in the air until they can cut Thiago loose. Michael Cuisance and Corentin Tolisso in particular are players who might leave, respectively, on loan or for good if Thiago stays. It is a disappointing development.