Thiago Alcantara’s move to England, which has been a subject of discussion for the past few months, looks like it is finally concluding. According to the most recent update by The Athletic, the Spaniard is extremely close to sign for Liverpool.
The Premier League champions have reportedly agreed to accept Bayern Munich’s transfer fee of 30€ million (£27.3 million). It was reported that Liverpool previously tried to bring the price tag down to around 15€ million but has now settled for 30 due to Jürgen Klopp’s intense interest in bringing Thiago to Anfield. Personal terms are still to be agreed but that is believed to happen in the coming hours as the Germans have made it clear earlier this week that they want to close the deal before the new season of the Bundesliga kicks off.
Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool will be a ‘done deal’ soon - as per @TheAthleticUK info.— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 17, 2020
Bayern Münich always asked for €30m as price tag and they’re gonna get it. Liverpool accepted to pay after Klopp pushing to get Thiago. Personal terms will be ok on next few hours. #LFC
It is hard to swallow a pill for Bayern fans to hear the news of his departure, right after having a sensational treble-winning season.
We will keep you updated as further information regarding the transfer comes out.
Update #1 [5:50AM EST]:
It is now only a matter of seconds...
Thiago Alcantara will sign his contract as new Liverpool player until June 2024. The agreement is 100% completed also with the player as with Bayern Münich [€30m add ons included]. The official announcement is just a matter of time... here we go! #LFC #Thiago #transfers— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 17, 2020
Update #2 [8:03AM EST]:
Well, it’s essentially official now as Hansi Flick confirms that Thiago has will move on from Bayern Munich:
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 English (@FCBayernEN) September 17, 2020
If only Rose had held on to Jack that tightly in Titanic.