Liverpool target Thiago Alcantara wants to LEAVE Bayern Munich … and they will sell him this summer with his deal expiring in 2021, as chef Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admits, ‘We don’t want to lose him for free next year!’
- Thiago wants to leave Bayern Munich, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirms
- The 29-year-old star is closely tied to a move this summer
- Liverpool have been touted to make a move for the former Barcelona midfielder
- Thiago’s contract expired in 2021 and he may have left for free
- But Rummenigge is convinced that Thiago will be sold for a price this summer
Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has sensationally confirmed that the coveted midfielder Thiago Alcantara wants to leave.
The 29-year-old is deeply connected to a step away from the recently crowned Bundesliga champions, and the stunning entry from the club’s headwaters will set Liverpool on red alert.
The Anfield giants are often touted to make a move for the former Barcelona talent – and boss Jurgen Klopp is also considered a fan of the Spanish international.
Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that Thiago wants to leave the club
His contract is due to expire in 2021, and Bayern may now be forced to look for a potential buyer this summer instead of awarding him a free transfer a year later.
And Rummenigge has now admitted to Bild that Bayern is adamant they will get a refund.
He said, “He’s a great guy on and off the field. We negotiated with him and fulfilled all his wishes.
“But Thiago Alcantara wants to leave. It looks like he wants to do something new at the end of his career.
The CEO of the Bundesliga champions confirmed that Bayern will get a transfer fee back for the star
“We don’t want to lose a player for free next year. I say that very clearly. ‘
Thiago moved to the Bavarian outfit in 2013 and helped them secure seven consecutive league titles.
The disruption to the management team, which saw Niko Kovac get fired and Hansi Flick hired as his successor, doesn’t seem to have affected Thiago’s status with the club either.
He has played 35 games in all competitions this season and it was not surprising that he drew admiring glances from various elite clubs across the continent.
Liverpool may be diving in for the 29-year-old midfielder this summer, but have not made contact
Among them are Liverpool, although Rummenigge has denied being approached by the club after their first league title was sealed in three decades.
He added: “We have had no contact with Liverpool.”
Sky Sport Italia reporter Fabrizio Romano has indicated that Thiago would ‘like’ to move to Anfield – and that Liverpool would also be interested in a switch.
However, Thiago can also be welcomed in Barcelona if he wishes to return to Spain.
However, Barcelona may be tempted to move for Thiago due to a £ 22.5 million buy-back clause
A clause, included in the deal that originally brought him to the Allianz Arena in 2013, determined that the Nou Camp outfit could repurchase their former academy product for just £ 22.5 million.
Thiago has struggled to shake off the injuries since returning from the three-month hiatus imposed by Corona virus, which has only been seen twice since the Bundesliga resumed.
He’s likely to play a part for Bayern in the German Cup final this weekend, despite speculation that is sure to intensify over his future now.