Thiago Alcantara is becoming a member of Liverpool after ending his seven-year stint at European champion Bayern Munich.
Liverpool will reportedly pay 20 million kilos ($26 million) up entrance with a possible extra 5 million kilos ($6.5 million) later.
“That was Thiago’s great wish,” Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stated on Thursday in a video interview with German newspaper Bild. “It was his great wish, quite simply, to do something new before the end of his career.”
The Spain midfielder received seven consecutive Bundesliga titles with Bayern and the Champions League last month. His contract with the Munich membership was because of expire on the finish of the 2020-21 season.
The 29-year-old Thiago Alcantara is Liverpool’s second signing of the switch window. The membership additionally introduced in defender Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiakos last month.
Liverpool supervisor Jürgen Klopp stated last week that Thiago Alcantara was a “really good player” when commenting on the membership’s reported curiosity in signing him.
“I can only congratulate Kloppo, he’s got a top player and a sensationally good person,” Bayern coach Hansi Flick stated.
Flick added he tried and failed to steer Thiago Alcantara to remain, and “it was very emotional today when he said goodbye.”