Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara subject to interest from Liverpool.
It has been a good week for Bayern Munich. After lifting the Bundesliga title last Saturday, the German club has started adding quality to the squad for the next club. Alexander Nubel, Tanguy Kouassi, and Leroy Sane have completed their moves to Bavaria.
Die Roten will be focusing on the DFB Pokal final against Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday. After the cup final, they have to sort the future of a couple of important players. Thiago Alcantara has become a hot topic in Bavaria after reports in Germany have suggested that he may leave the club in summer.
According to Sport in Spain, the former Barcelona midfielder has decided to join Liverpool in summer. This report insists that the player and Merseyside club have already agreed to the terms of the contract, leaving the two clubs to negotiate a transfer fee.
The Spanish midfielder has been one of the success stories under Hansi Flick. He was struggling to be a mainstay in the first team under Hinrunde. After the winter break, Thiago returned to the lineup and formed a formidable partnership with Joshua Kimmich in the central midfield.
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Thiago has been operating as a number eight under Flick. This is his best position where he can link the midfield and attack. His astute dribbling allows him to evade the press and provide the cutting edge in the final third. Moreover, he was also engaging more in the final third, scoring goals, and providing the final killer pass.
The Spaniard also boasts an expansive passing range, allowing him to drop deep and dictate the tempo of the game. He is strong with both feet, which makes it difficult for the opponents to get the ball from him in tight areas. His performance against Chelsea in February showed that he still has an important role to play in this Bayern side. He allowed Flick’s men to go on hostile turf and dominate the proceeding by spraying passes from the deep and evading Chelsea’s press by dribbling through the center.
In Thiago’s absence over the past four weeks, Kimmich and Leon Goretzka have formed a strong midfield partnership. They have been impressive, but still lack the guile and poise that Thiago brings to the midfield. Moreover, it will be handy for Flick if he has different profiles of players in central midfield.
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Thiago still has few years left in his prime, so it will be a big blow for Die Roten if he decides to move on this summer. Hansi Flick once again insisted on Friday that he wants Thiago to stay at the club, underlining his importance in the squad. Rekordmeister has done well with summer signings. It is essential that they continue to strengthen the squad by convincing Thiago to continue playing in Bavarian colours next season.