It’s official now. Thiago Alcantara became a new Liverpool player this Friday afternoon. The 29-year-old Spanish midfielder arrives at Anfield from Bayern Munich in exchange for 30 million euros and signs as a ‘network’ until June 2024.
“I have been waiting a lot for this moment. As the years go by you want to win more and I want to win all the possible titles. It is the kind of family that I need. We have a very close relationship with the club,” said Thiago, who also appreciated the sports side: “I must adapt to the team as quickly as possible. The fans are no more expectant than I am. I will leave everything on the field for the team, the club, and the fans.”The ‘Thiago soap opera’ started in early July, when Karl-Heinz Rummenigge made public the interest of the ‘reds’.
“We have not had contact with Liverpool. However, if he wants to go there we will have to assume it. We negotiate seriously with him, but it seems that he wants to try something new at the end of his career,” said the Bayern president.”We do not want to lose it for free. I say it very clearly,” concluded Rummenigge referring to the fact that Thiago finished his contract in 2021.
Then began a long and loose from which the former Barcelona quickly became unmarked. “I have never said that I left Bayern,” he said. The negotiations, however, have come to fruition and the 29-year-old Spanish international will become one of the highest-paid players in the Pool. He will receive 220,000 euros a week. Thiago, who arrived at Bayern in 2013 at the hands of Guardiola, leaves with a more than the remarkable record. He has played 235 games, scored 31 goals, and distributed 37 assists. His record is outstanding. He has won 7 Leagues, 4 Cups, 3 Super Cups, a Club World Cup, and a Champions League.
Formed in the Barca quarry, this will be the first adventure in the Premier League of a Thiago whose career thus adds the third team after having worn the shirts of the Barca team and that of the aforementioned Bayern Munich.