Bayern Munich may get a big fee for Thiago Alcantara as multiple clubs show interest.
At the end of June, it was clear that Thiago Alcantara was set to be available for transfer this summer. One of the best midfielders in Europe wants to experience a new adventure after rejecting a contract offer from Bayern Munich. As we enter the final month of the transfer window, there is still no official bid for Thiago yet.
However, it has been pretty clear in English and German media that Liverpool is likely to be his destination, but there has been very little movement. The price for Thiago has been reportedly fixed by Die Roten at €30 million.
The delay in transfer might not help Thiago and Die Roten for sporting reasons. The German club could benefit financially if things continue to get dragged with Liverpool. The reported interest from Manchester United in the past couple of weeks force Liverpool and even start a bidding war between both Premier League giants.
On Monday, SportBild also reported that Barcelona is also showing interest in the Spanish midfielder. Some of the biggest clubs in Europe can go head to head for this transfer, which could help Die Roten to harden their stance regarding a transfer fee. For a player like Thiago, €30 million looks like a bargain even in COVID affected market.
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Higher the transfer fee for Thiago, the more money will be available for Die Roten to fill the void left by him. The European champions are reportedly showing interest in Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic. The Croatia international is going to cost a lot than the fixed fee Die Roten currently wants for Thiago, proving that a bidding war the Spaniard would be beneficial.
Along with midfield, Die Roten also wants a right-back this summer. The German champions have ruled out making big money transfers after clinching the deal for Leroy Sane, which further makes it essential to get good money from departures.
Thiago is not the only midfielder that will be leaving Bavaria this summer. Javi Martinez is reportedly close to sealing a move back to Athletic Bilbao. The Spaniard has been a great player for Die Roten, but he is on a steady decline and in the twilight of his career. These two factors rule out getting a big fee for him as Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said that they will not stand in his way if an offer arrives at the club.
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So, that leaves Thiago as the only player that can raise funds for Die Roten this summer. His departure will be a big loss on the pitch. The German champions need to make sure that they put up a fight by getting a good fee from their European rivals. At the moment, the interest from multiple clubs will help Rekordmeister in getting a bidding war for the Spanish midfielder.