The 2019-20 UEFA Champions League winner, Thiago Alcantara, is very close to signing a deal with the 2019-20 Premier League champions Liverpool FC. Thiago had a great season playing for Bayern Munich, where he won a treble. He scored three goals in the 42 appearances that he made for Bayern last season, which is not a huge goal count but the way he manages the entire midfield is genuinely amazing to watch. Thiago is a very tactical player who knows to choose the right pass at the right time. Liverpool is offering €30 million for the Spanish international in a four-year deal. Thiago’s contract with Bayern will end in one year, and the German side is happy to offer him to Liverpool this season.
Liverpool had a great season last time in the Premier League, but their loss against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 showed how much they require a big signing. Even though Liverpool has some great players in the midfield like Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Wijnaldum, and Fabinho, they still need a player to manage the midfield who knows how to break a counter-attack, which is how exactly they lost against Atletico Madrid. The Spanish superstar already sent a notice to Bayern that he wanted to leave this season, and his main target is to join the English giants. Manchester United was also very interested in signing the player. However, they did not even come close enough to present their bid.
Who is Thiago Alcantara?
Thiago Alcântara do Nascimento is a professional footballer who was born in Italy. He plays for the Spanish national football team and the German club, Bayern Munich FC. Thiago’s father, Mazinho, was also a professional footballer who has even won a world cup at his time. The first club Thiago played was for Barcelona at the age of 14. He made his first professional debut for Barcelona in 2009. He won 4 La Liga titles, one Champions League, and one Club World Cup with Barcelona. After that, in 2013, he signed with Bayern Munich. Since joining the German side, he has won the Bundesliga title each season and the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League.
In 2011, Thiago made his pro-international debut in a friendly match against Italy. He was included in Spain’s squad for the 2014 World Cup. Unfortunately, he got injured and did not have the opportunity to play the entire World Cup. He was also a part of the 2016 Euro Cup and 2018 World Cup squad. Thiago is a very bright player with excellent dribbling skills and passing techniques. He gives his best on the field and makes sure to leave his mark in the respective game. Thiago’s presence in the Liverpool squad will make the team more powerful and hard to beat. Stay tuned to find out whether the 29-year old can sign with Liverpool during this summer transfer window.