Matthäus: “Thiago's first leg is acceptable for Bayern”

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The former German international player Lothas Matthäus does not consider dramatic for Bayern the possible departure of the Spanish Thiago Alcántara And he said that there are players on the squad who can replace him without the team losing quality.

“Thiago's departure is acceptable. Although I like to see him play, in the big games I have not seen him as the player I would like to see, “Matthäus said in his comment for the” Sky “channel.

“A player also has the right to say no to Bayern. I would be more concerned if Bayern lost Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski or Joshua Kimmich “, added.

Thiago, with a contract until 2021 with Bayern, has for months an offer to renew the Bavarian club that has not signed and there are means that assure that he has decided to leave, either to return to Spain or to play in England.

“Thiago has done a lot for Bayern, but I think he is substitutable. The last weeks it has been seen that with Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka the midfield works well. Also, Bayern may be thinking of another exit and see Kai Havertz in Thiago's position, “said Matthäus.

Havertz, a player for Bayer Leverkusen, is often mentioned among Bayern's claims, but his current club wants at least 100 million euros.

An eventual transfer of Thiago could serve to finance part of the operation.