Liverpool Agree Fee For Thiago Alcantara

Tanya Simon
September 18, 2020

However, various United Kingdom media outlets are suggesting that talks between Bayern and Liverpool have gathered pace since Monday, with the European champions keen to get any deal completed, should one materialise, before the start of the Bundesliga season, which gets under way this weekend.

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Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed the agreement on Thursday, telling reporters: "I can confirm that Bayern has finally reached an agreement with Liverpool". "It was Thiago's big wish to try something new towards the end of his career".

Minamino especially has adapted to the team's style in recent and Klopp was delighted with him in pre-season yet he still couldn't force his way into the starting XI. He is an absolute professional and a great person. "Today, we are all very sad and it was emotional".

It had initially looked like any deal would be dependant on the future of Gini Wijnaldum who is also in the final year of his Anfield contract, but Liverpool have chose to make their move now.

The renowned German journalist has further stated that the Premier League champions consider the signing of the Bundesliga star too expensive.

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Bayern head coach Hansi Flick congratulated Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on landing Alcantara, who he described as an "exceptional player".

It is reported that he will be accompanied on the plane by Madrid team-mate Sergio Reguilon, who will join on a permanent transfer, with the club hoping to announce both deals before the weekend.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Luke Ayling of Leeds United is challenged by Georginio Wijnaldum of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield on September 12, 2020 in Liverpool, England.

Thiago, 29, had a year left on his contract at Bayern and had stalled over signing an extension.

United have spoken to the player's representatives, but Thiago's wage demands of more than £200,000 per week have been knocked back by the Old Trafford club.

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