Official: Thiago, Liverpool

Jürgen Klopp already has his summer signing. Liverpool have confirmed the arrival of Thiago Alcántara by 22 million euros (plus 5 in variables) after his refusal to renew his contract with Bayern Munich. The Spanish footballer, after seven seasons in the Bundesliga, will debut in the Premier League at age 29.

Although Liverpool have been interested in Thiago in recent months, It was not until the last week when Bayern accepted the proposal to carry out the transfer. The German team wanted to close their squad before the start of the Bundesliga and Liverpool have convinced the player, who had one year left on his contract in Munich and who said goodbye in a video of his fans: “Bayern will always be a home for me, my decision is purely sporting, I want and need new challenges to continue progressing“, has said.

Thiago Alcántara has signed for four years with those of Anfield and will wear number 6 but his arrival, according to the English media, does not imply the departure of other midfielders from the squad. This means that Wijnaldum does not have a foot outside the club, despite Barcelona's recent interest in signing the Dutchman. The current champion of the Premier League thus adds his second Spanish to the squad, after Adrián San Miguel. Thiago, who already has two Spanish and seven German leagues, wants a new trophy on his record.

Klopp: “He's a player out of the reach of almost everyone”

After Thiago's announcement, the Liverpool website published an interview with Jurgen Klopp in which he is satisfied with the arrival of the Spanish international: “I am very happy that everything has worked and that we were able to do it. He likes this project quite a bit, even before he got here, which was nice. I learned more about him as a person, more than the player I met before. I am very happy to bring this person wonderful as a team complement, which is good in football terms, but also in everything else. “

He also acknowledged that he has already shared opinions with Thiago: “Today we text each other, exchange some pictures. I think this afternoon will be part of the training. A player like him is usually out of reach of almost everyone. If the player does not want to move directly, you have no chance. He was ready for a new challenge and decided for us. I had never thought of him as a possible signing, to be honest. “