The saga surrounding Thiago Alcântara’s future has been going on for over a month now, and Liverpool are regularly dragged into the mix, ever since the midfielder decided against signing a new contract at Bayern Munich.
On July 23rd, Munich based newspaper Abendzeitung reported the 29-year-old ‘sees his future’ with the Reds.
This week’s edition of SportBild states the Bavarian club have decided to let the Spaniard leave, but only if they receive a €30m offer.
Sport have relayed claims made by the German magazine, and then share their own information.
They state: ‘When it seemed that everything was already done with Liverpool, things are not progressing and those in Munich are waiting for more offers.’
The Catalan outlet further explains the former Barcelona man feels his cycle at the Allianz Arena has come to an end, and ‘everything indicates’ he wants to join Jürgen Klopp’s side.
Sport’s report only focuses on what Thiago wants, but doesn’t provide Liverpool’s stance on the player.
Meanwhile, AS make it clear that no European side has yet presented an offer to Bayern for Thiago.
Liverpool links are brought up and AS suggest the Merseyside club may not sign him the Spaniard this summer.
That’s because Liverpool are ‘not going through the best economic moment’ and Klopp’s side are not certain if it’s worth investing €30m on a player who will turn 30 in less than a year.
Should the Merseyside club be genuinely interested, then they now need to pick up pace for the signing.
Given the earlier confident reports in Germany, it’s curious how this mini transfer saga has developed.
The possibility that Liverpool interest was exaggerated by Bayern Munich sources has to be considered.