It was just a question of Liverpool or Barcelona, and in the end, Thiago Alcantara chose the champion of England! For weeks, there has been uncertainty about what will happen to Thiago after the decision to leave the ranks of Bayern Munich, and reliable journalist James Pierce from the Athletic website, who is known as one of the best insiders from Anfield, reports with the label "exclusively" that Liverpool and Bayern agreed on a transfer worth 30,000,000 euros.
It is pointed out that the negotiations have been accelerated since Monday, and since Bayern's leaders made it clear to their colleagues from Liverpool that they want the transfer to be completed as soon as possible, a transfer in the value announced from the beginning was agreed.
Sergio Dest-First Bayern pick
The transfer is expected to be made official in the coming days, but James Pierce - who once worked at Liverpool Echo - assures that the path to realization is straightforward. So no obstacles on the same.
The news was soon confirmed by the most reliable German insider, Christian Falk, who claims that Bayern will invest money in one young football player, and the first pick is Ajax's kid and right back Serginho Dest! Tolisso will fill Thiago's place in the team, and Dest is seen as a pledge for the future in defense.
Thiago negotiated an extension of cooperation with Bayern in May, but in the meantime he changed his mind and told the club leaders that he needed a new challenge in his career. From that moment on, Liverpool was considered the first candidate for his signature.
Barcelona and PSG were briefly mentioned, but the Spanish national team player was also clear about the fact that he wants to continue his career exclusively at Anfield.
This means that Liverpool will probably leave Georgino Wijnaldum, who will then move to Barcelona, and the big question is what will happen to Marko Grujić, who will now have even more hellish competition for the first team.
Liverpool did a fantastic job for a relatively reasonable amount of money and it is unlikely that a better and more concrete reinforcement could be obtained for this money. Because, Thiago will ideally fit into the 4-3-3 system with Jurgen Klopp, next to Jordan Henderson and Fabinho, although there will also be Keita, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and James Milner, and possibly Wijnaldum and Grujic, although it is difficult to imagine that they will all be in the team once this transfer is realized.
The Reds brought only Tzimikas this summer as Andy Robertson's reserve for 13,000,000 euros.