It was reported that Thiago Alcantara, the goal of Liverpool and Manchester United, favored a move to Anfield rather than Old Trafford. The Bayern Munich star is likely to leave the Allianz Arena after seven years of impressive service. Although Barcelona is also linked, it appears they want to join Liverpool instead.
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp is a huge fan of Thiago and wants to bring the Bayern star to Anfield this summer.
The Reds are looking to the Spain international as a replacement for Jenny Vinaldom, who is widely expected to move to Barcelona.
Liverpool have already missed Timo Werner to Chelsea, as the German international Klopp refused to move to Stamford Bridge earlier in the transfer window.
With United linked to Thiago’s move, they are keen to avoid losing another valuable asset to a fierce competitor in the Premier League.
Thiago has also been directed to return to Barcelona, as the club is looking to re-sign a player who left him leaving the Nou Camp again in 2013.
distance Sportsman They say the 29-year-old wants to move to Liverpool, with Anfield favored at the moment.
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United are said to be aware that Thiago wants out of Bayern and the numbers linked to any potential deal.
Instead, they are looking to consolidate other areas of their squad, especially with their midfield now well-equipped following the arrival of Donnie Van de Beek earlier this season.
Liverpool must now raise the stakes when it comes to Thiago, as the Reds are currently struggling to put together a financial package for the Bayern Munich superstar.
Whether Klopp’s side will be successful in their quest for a midfielder will only be determined by time.
Meanwhile, Thiago recently spoke, admitting that his move away from Bayern has not been consistent – although the Bundesliga giants have said otherwise.
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He said, “I didn’t say at any time that I would leave.”
“Every year it puts me on a different team.
“I’m on the sidelines, my future is tomorrow’s game now. I don’t care, nor am I interested in what I know I spoke.”
Former Liverpool star and Sky Sports analyst Graeme Souness believes Thiago is the perfect club for Liverpool.
“The ideal time to sign players is when they do not have to achieve immediate success but can be introduced gradually,” Souness wrote in The Times.
“So I am disappointed that Liverpool did not do so while assuming the Premier League and World Championship titles.
“It worked really well with the likes of Fabinho and Robertson, who came to the fore after spending several months learning the system and could sleep without being highlighted by them.
“That was the classic Liverpool style when I played there and the classic Manchester United for more than 20 years under Sir Alex Ferguson – to strengthen my position of strength.”
Thiago won seven consecutive Bundesliga titles during his time with Bayern Munich.
He recently led them to the UEFA Champions League title, where he starred in the 1–0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the final.
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