Liverpool midfielder Thiago could potentially leave the club this summer instead of leaving on a free transfer next year, according to journalist Neil Jones.
The Spaniard arrived at Anfield back in 2020, coming in as a hugely exciting signing after enjoying a stellar career with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
There was always a risk when it came to Liverpool signing Thiago, however, with the 32-year-old known as an injury-prone player for much of his career.
In truth, these fitness issues have predictably been problematic for the silky Spain international, however, with only 97 appearances coming his way over the space of three seasons, when the figure could easily have been far more.
Thiago is out of contract at Liverpool in the summer of 2024 and it looks as though the Reds are considering selling him in this current transfer window.
Taking to Twitter, Jones claimed that there is interest in Thiago’s signature currently, although no official offer for his services has been tabled:
“No offers received at this stage, but Liverpool could soon find themselves with a decision to make over Thiago Alcantara, with Fenerbahce among the clubs keen on signing the midfielder.”
Our thoughts on Thiago’s potential Liverpool exit…
There is no question that Thiago is one of the most gifted midfielders to represent Liverpool in many years, with his technical quality and ability to dictate play both a joy to watch.
His aforementioned injuries are a clear problem, however, and there comes a point where the Reds have to consider if receiving a fee for him this summer makes more sense than losing him for nothing in 12 months’ time.
Liverpool’s midfield is having a complete overhaul, with Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai already brought in, and selling Thiago could both generate more transfer funds this summer and get a £200,000-a-week player off the club’s wage bill.
In truth, it is almost a win-win situation for the Reds, with the idea of Thiago staying for one more year certainly no bad thing – he could be a dangerous luxury player at Jurgen Klopp’s disposal – but him moving on also something that makes sense.
Either way, he should no longer be considered a guaranteed starter, with his very best days behind him and younger alternatives being brought in.