The Guardian‘s Fabrizio Romano says the ball is very much in Liverpool’s court in regards to the signing of Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara.
The reliable journalist believes the Spaniard is keen on a switch to Anfield, despite reports that Manchester United are also interested, but the Merseyside club have yet to table a bid for the 29-year-old:
he’d love to join Liverpool but it’s up to Liverpool (with Bayern)… still not advanced
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 20, 2020
Supporters on Twitter have called on the Reds to stump up the cash for Thiago:
FSG really are going to fumble this ffs
— – (@WelshCafu76) July 20, 2020
@FSG do not let this slip
— James Rodríguez 🇨🇴 (@_MOLO_) July 20, 2020
Klopp finna pull a classic 4D chess move and annouce him with Coutihno
— AJ (@ThiagoMindset) July 20, 2020
Cheers Fabrizio, I remain hopeful
— Champions of England (@DivockIsKing) July 20, 2020
FSG give Bayern what they want man ffs!!!😭😭
— MARVIN™🇰🇪 || 19 TIMES*🏆 (@_MarvinOnyango) July 20, 2020
@John_W_Henry dont bottle thiss
— fulltime nutter (@itssaliiiiii) July 20, 2020
we should all come together and pay for the fee
— Jadedkiss (@tizoc47) July 20, 2020
Watch us procrastinate over the deal while Ole swoops in and shows us how it's done. Won't be the first time we've lost players to a direct rival. Pay the cash!
— The Boffin 🐈💔🌈 (@ukboffin1) July 20, 2020
There is no doubt that manager Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of the midfielder but the Spanish international doesn’t really fit into the club’s transfer policy of signing young players.
Combined with the Reds’ reluctance to spend while there is still so much uncertainty in terms of the global situation, a bid for Thiago looks unlikely.
The only possible scenario where a move for the Bayern star would make sense would be if Georginio Wijnaldum doesn’t sign a new contract. The Dutchman’s current deal expires next summer.