Thiago Alcantara breaks his silence on transferring to Liverpool because the £25m midfielder says he ‘wants new challenges to develop myself’ in a letter to Bayern Munich with the Reds able to unveil their new No 6
- Liverpool made a breakthrough in negotiations with Bayern Munich on Thursday
- They are going to pay a minimal of £20m over 4 years together with £5m in add-ons
- The Spain midfielder posted the emotional goodbye on his Twitter account
- Thiago has signed a four-year cope with Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League winners
Having been linked with the Spaniard all summer season, Liverpool finally made a breakthrough in their negotiations with Bayern on Thursday after they agreed to pay a minimal of £20m over the subsequent 4 years, together with £5m in add-ons.
The 29-year-old was made accessible by Bayern after he entered the ultimate 12 months of his contract, and posting on Twitter he informed followers of the Bundesliga giants he was transferring on ‘in the hunt for new challenges’.
Thiago Alcantara has bid an emotional farewell to Bayern Munich forward of his Liverpool transfer
Liverpool have been linked with the Spaniard all summer season in a working switch saga
And on his Twitter he introduced he was leaving the membership after seven years for brand spanking new challenges
‘Sure, I’ve made essentially the most troublesome resolution of my sporting profession,’ he stated.
‘I’ll shut this chapter on this great membership, the membership the place I grew and developed myself as a participant over the past seven years.
‘Victories, success, joyful moments and a few laborious occasions as properly. However what I’m most pleased with is having arrived in Munich being a younger man filled with goals and leaving fully fulfilled and recognized with a membership, a historical past, a philosophy, a language and a tradition.
‘Right here I learnt how you can love and respect a convention that I’m now saying goodbye to however which I’ll always remember.
Thiago stated he was leaving fully fulfilled after arriving in Germany as a younger man
Liverpool lastly made a breakthrough in negotiations on Thursday to signal the midfielder
‘Me and my household have lived superb moments within the metropolis, at Sabener Strasse, and naturally, in our beloved Allianz Area. With you, my Bayern household who handled me so properly and beloved me each second.
‘My resolution is only sports activities associated. As a soccer participant, I need and I would like new challenges with a purpose to develop myself as I did right here.
‘Bayern will all the time be my residence. Thanks, FC Bayern.’
The 29-year-old was made accessible by Bayern after he entered the ultimate 12 months of his contract
The feedback include Thiago set to put on the No 6 shirt – which he has worn all through his profession – on Merseyside with private phrases additionally agreed for a transfer that may put an finish to a switch saga that has been working all summer season.
Michael Edwards, Liverpool’s sporting director, had been in discussions along with his counterpart at Bayern, Hasan Salihamidzic, and he ultimately made a breakthrough, with Liverpool guaranteeing to pay a minimal of £20m over the subsequent 4 years — the size of contract Thiago will signal.
Ought to Liverpool win the Premier League or Champions League once more earlier than 2024, they must pay Bayern one other £5m and there are different bonuses ought to he win any particular person honours throughout his time at Anfield.
However forward of becoming a member of Jurgen Klopp’s facet he bid an emotional goodbye to the German facet
Liverpool had been pretty quiet within the switch market earlier than they achieved the breakthrough on Thursday, having solely added back-up left-back Kostas Tsimikas to the squad.
However having remained tight-lipped about Thiago all through the summer season and refraining from elaborating upon describing him as an ‘wonderful participant’, Klopp has landed the dazzling midfielder in his bid to retain the Premier League title.
The transfer for Thiago doesn’t, nonetheless, imply Liverpool can be trying to offload one in every of their present midfielders reminiscent of Gini Wijnaldum, who has 9 months remaining on his contract and is needed by Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman.
Wijnaldum had ‘constructive’ discussions with Klopp after coming back from worldwide responsibility final week and whereas Liverpool would look to command the same price from Barcelona as Bayern need from Thiago, the conditions will not be linked.