Liverpool have reportedly made first contact with Bayern Munich for star Thiago Alcantara.
The midfielder has been linked with a move to Anfield for the last couple of months, with little-to-zero substance.
Now reputable German newspaper BILD claim the Reds have made ‘official contact’ with the German champions for Thiago.
In their report, it’s suggested interest from Manchester City has forced the hand of Liverpool.
Even though it is normally big news when a club makes contact over a player, the mini-saga caused by rumours on social media has blown this story out of proportion.
The BILD report was written by Tobi Altschäffl, who is well-respected and has had his claims backed up by the notable Christian Falk.
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) August 13, 2020
It remains to be seen if the Reds will actually pull this one off.
Although competitive, our midfield is perhaps the most stacked area of our team and throwing Thiago in the mix may not suit everyone.
The Spanish international would arguably become our best centre mid as soon as he touches down at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, even if he wouldn’t immediately walk into Jurgen Klopp’s starting XI.
He’d effectively bench Gini Wijnaldum and Naby Keita, and would forced players like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to wait even longer for chances.