It seems like this has been going on for a lifetime – but we have finally got ourselves over the line by the looks of it.
In recent memory, I cannot remember a transfer saga that has gone on as long as this. But links with Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara have been going on since the start of the summer and have been put on hold due to the Bavarian giants winning the Champions League in Lisbon.
For weeks, I felt that the longer this was going on for, the less likely it was going to take place. But now, it appears that once again, I have been proved wrong.
The Athletic broke the news on Thursday morning that a deal had been agreed with Bayern to bring Thiago to Anfield after all this time.
The report adds that despite the ongoing speculation that Georginio Wijnaldum could leave the club if his new contract is not agreed, this will not be affected with the two-time Champions League winner arriving at the club.
What will Thiago bring to Liverpool?
Despite him being the age of 29 and will inevitably command the big wage that he is already on (as per WageIndicator.co.uk), he is exactly the sort of player that we need to freshen up the squad and to keep improving the team, as is the ‘Liverpool way‘.
Thiago will not only bring experience and a winning mentality to the club, but he will also provide composure, vision and a creative spark to the team going forward. It is no secret that Klopp is a huge admirer of a player that possesses these characteristics, as he said only recently with a huge smile on his face, almost as if he wanted to tell the world there and then what was happening.
Despite only scoring three times and providing two assists in 40 appearances last season (per TransferMarkt), the Spain international played a huge part in helping his club capture their sixth European crown in Lisbon.
His former manager Niko Kovac previously described him as a “coach’s dream”, and can provide every
This is a huge boost for all of us. But the question remains what will happen with Wijnaldum going forward. If he stays, it is definitely a win-win for us.