“Bayern is my home” – Thiago, Liverpool target, happy to stay put


The Spanish midfielder appears content to stay where is if a possible Premier League move does not materialize

Thiago Alcantara has said Bayern Munich are his home and he is happy to still be under contract with the Champions League winners.The 29-year-old’s future has been the subject of intense speculation over the past month, with Premier League champions Liverpool repeatedly linked with a possible transfer.

Latest reports suggest Manchester United may also be interested in the Spain international, who is under contract with Bayern until 2021.

Despite making the Champions League final less than a fortnight ago, Thiago played the full 90 minutes on Thursday for Spain as they scored a late equalizer to draw 1-1 with l ‘Germany in the UEFA Nations League.

Speaking after the game, the midfielder was inevitably asked about his future and, while stressing that he was focused on international duty at the moment, appeared to admit he would be happy to stay with Munich.

“I only think of the game against Ukraine. Then we’ll see, ”Thiago said. ZDF. “Bayern is my home and I’m happy to be there. ”

Thiago, who joined Bayern from Barcelona in 2013, made 40 appearances in all competitions for Hansi Flick’s side last season and was a key part of their Champions League triumph.

The Spaniard’s future appears to be elsewhere, however, with Liverpool being the favorites to sign him and Jamie Redknapp saying he will bring a new dimension to the Reds.

“We’ve talked a lot about how good the Liverpool midfielder is, how hard they work, but sometimes they maybe lack that little bit of finesse and that little bit of quality,” Redknapp said. Sky Sports.

“Thiago would give them something completely different, he’s one of the best midfielders in the world. He dictates the game, plays at his own pace.

“Sometimes, especially when you go to tough places in the Premier League, you can’t beat teams going 100mph all the time, you need a little bit of finesse and someone to do it differently.

“Many years ago Liverpool had midfielders like Ronnie Whelan and Jan Molby who could just slow down the game and play at a pace that suited them, Thiago could do that.

“We saw him in the Champions League final where he completely led the game, had so many touches of the ball and made the game easy. “


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