Alcantara Close to Liverpool Signing
English Premier League champions Liverpool are closing in on a deal to sign Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich for £27m. The 29-year-old joined the German giants from Barcelona in 2013 and played in last season’s Champions League final victory over Paris St-Germain. According to reports they have been talks ongoing between Liverpool and Bayern Munioch over the player, who has one year left on his contract.
Thiago Alcantara would be the Premier League champions’ second summer signing, after the arrival of Greece left-back Kastas Tsimikas. When asked about a potential move for Thiago last week, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said: “I cannot end speculation as long as the transfer window is open. Did I mention that Thiago Alcantara is a really good player? Long time ago.”
The former Borussia Dortmund manager also said: “It is nice that we are linked with him but that is pretty much it really. It is because he is a good player and Liverpool is a big club, so that is nice.” Thiago Alcantara was also heavily linked with a move to Manchester United when David Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson far back 2013, but the move did not transpire and he went to the Germany instead.