Liverpool could reportedly seal the transfer of Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara for a pretty generous €60million.
The Spain international is one of the finest creative midfield players in Europe and has enjoyed a fine career at Bayern, though he now seems set for a new challenge.
According to Kicker, Liverpool are among the teams interested in Alcantara as he mulls over his future, with Bayern possibly ready to let him go for just €60m, though the report also suggests he could cost as much as €80m as well.
Liverpool fans will hope Bayern end up being pressured into letting the 29-year-old go on the cheap, as it seems clear he’d be a fine signing for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The Reds were crowned Premier League champions last night after Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Manchester City, but they will surely look to keep on improving in order to continue their dominance.
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Alcantara would give them something a little different in midfield, serving perhaps as an upgrade on players like Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who haven’t really lived up to expectations.
LFC have quality players such as Jordan Henderson, Fabinho and Georginio Wijnaldum in midfield, but Alcantara would surely add a new dimension to the team’s game with his range of passing and creativity.