After months of speculation from German journalists such as Christian Falk and Tobias Altschäffl, it’s finally happened. Liverpool have begun negotiations with Bayern Munich for the transfer of Thiago Alcantara. The Merseyside Press Corps have all more or less confirmed the transfer, with the club-connected journalists more or less all confirming that the club is confident of finalising a deal with a fee of 27 million pounds/30 million euros. It’s the figure that the German journalists have been floating about for a while now, so it should be a fairly straightforward negotiation.
Liverpool will pay £20m guaranteed plus £5m in bonuses to Bayern for Thiago Alcantara. Player will sign a four year deal and wear the No6 jersey.— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) September 17, 2020
Update: Paul Joyce is reporting that it’s an initial fee of £20m, with the remaining £5m included as add-ons.
Four-year deal for Thiago who will wear the No 6 shirt. #LFC— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) September 17, 2020
Further Update: James Pearce is reporting it’s a four-year deal for the midfielder.
Thiago will undergo medical today, after #LFC agreed a deal worth around £26m with Bayern. He has accepted terms on a 4 year contract - fee is £20m down, with £5-6m depending on add-ons. Will wear no 6.— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) September 17, 2020
Player could make his debut....in the EFL Cup at Lincoln next Thursday!!!!
Another Update: Thiago is taking his medical today and could debut as early as next week’s League Cup tie!!!!!!!!
#LFC are in contact with Bayern Munich over Thiago with negotiations progressing well. They are confident of finalising a deal of around €30m for the midfielder.— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) September 17, 2020
Liverpool have stepped up their interest in Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara. They will look to sign him regardless of another midfielder leaving. Around £27m.— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) September 17, 2020
Liverpool have made the first move in their attempt to sign Thiago Alcantara. They have contacted Bayern Munich, who want £27million. The move is not linked to any other midfielder leaving— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) September 17, 2020
Liverpool will pay £27m for Thiago - just below the €30m asking price Bayern demanded all summer. Talks at an advanced stage, personal terms agreed.— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) September 17, 2020
Klopp pressure pushed the deal through for Reds - he sees the midfielder's passing offering a new dimension for his team #LFC
#LFC have made contact with Bayern Munich over a move for Thiago Alcantara. Deal picking up pace finally.— David Lynch (@dmlynch) September 17, 2020
The 29-year old Spanish International will bring his many talents, namely world-class dribbling and deep passing to Merseyside soon. It would seem that common sense and a mutual desire from Thiago and Klopp to work with each other just made too much sense. Personally I can’t wait to see him ping a deep ball towards Mane or Salah already. It really can’t be stated enough. It’s a great time to be a Liverpool fan. Drink it in, boys. We’ll be watching for the Melwood lean.