Owen Hargreaves says Bayern Munich ‘must keep Thiago’ as he plays in Champions League final

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Owen Hargreaves believes Bayern Munich must keep Thiago Alcantara after the midfielder’s superb performance in his side’s 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League final.

Thiago has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool, with Arsenal also interested in signing him. Hargreaves, however, is adamant that Bayern must do all they can to keep the Spaniard, whom he values ​​at £ 23million.

Speaking on BT Sport, Hargreaves said: “They have to keep Thiago, he’s so important and he was fantastic. Liverpool fans would have looked at that saying yes please.

Owen Hargreaves says Bayern Munich must keep Thiago Alcantara at club this summer

Thiago’s ability to dictate the game is a huge strength and it’s no surprise that he is in high demand.

Liverpool are interested in Thiago but are reluctant to pay the price Bayern asks as he will be free to discuss a Bosman transfer from January next year.

Hargreaves says Bayern should keep Thiago despite interest from Liverpool and Arsenal

Hargreaves says Bayern should keep Thiago despite interest from Liverpool and Arsenal

Arsenal have inquired about Thiago, who Bayern may be looking to sell as he is in the final year of his contract.

Meanwhile, Hargreaves praised Bayern manager Hansi Flick for the transformative effect he had at the club.

Bayern were struggling when Flick was appointed, initially on a temporary basis, to replace Niko Kovac.

Flick had a major impact at Bayern, helping them win the treble, which included them winning 21 straight games.

Hargreaves, Rio Ferdinand say Bayern boss Hansi Flick deserves a lot of praise for his work

Hargreaves, Rio Ferdinand say Bayern boss Hansi Flick deserves a lot of praise for his work

Hargreaves said: “They had 21 straight wins, it wasn’t the game we expected but Flick found the big decisions at the right times. Neuer and Thiago were exceptional. Bayern has more depth. If Mbappe and Neymar don’t intervene, who does? no one. But this is not the case at Bayern.

‘The [Flick] came in and turned this team into a machine, everyone is blown away. Football blew everyone away. He brought everyone together.

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand added that Flick deserved “huge credit” for sticking to his usual tactics.

Ferdinand said: “Flick deserves huge credit, for playing it we’ve seen people like Pep sometimes change tactics, but he said no we’re here because of the way we’ve played and we’re not going. not change the way we do things. “

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