Thiago Alcantara has reportedly refused to extend his contract in Bayern Munich. The Spanish player is eager to join premier league winners, Liverpool this summer. Bayern is willing to sell him for a £36million price tag.
The English champions are ready to step up their pursuit for the Bayern midfielder after Liverpool boss signed off on the deal.
However, Liverpool has agreed to the terms with Thiago but they yet to pay the asked price of £36 million and instead are only willing to pay £23 million.
Thiago who has won the German league and cup twice with Bayern this season has now been eager to move on after winning the title in each of his seven Bundesliga seasons. The 29 years old Thiago has also won four cups in Germany. And is now ready for a new challenge having also enjoyed success while playing for Barca.
Alcantara has just one year left for him during his current deal with the German club and reportedly ignored new terms offered to him by Bayern Munich. He has also put his house in Germany on sale, suggesting that he is getting prepared to leave Germany forr good. But Bayern’s manager still has hopes that Thiago will still remain in the Allianz Arena.
Flick Hansi still hopeful about Thiago stay
The thing is, there is always hope. I actually always have positive thoughts about things, said Hansi. I understand also, that once you are at a particular age and you recognize you have played within the Spanish league with Barcelona and Germany with Bayern Munich.
You feel you would like to taste another big league. It is quite normal and it’s also human. I am doing everything I can to make sure Thiago stays here which you should also convince him to stay.
But its one thing time will show. We still have the champions league ahead of us and now we have plans that involve him.
Thiago’s silver haul with Bayern includes the 2013 world club cup which he won for the second time after the trophy forr Barca two years before he went to Bayern.
Alcantara has also won two La Liga titles, he has won the champions league, UEFA super cup and Copa Del Rey with Barcelona.