Bayern Munich have been very matter of fact about the exit of Thiago.
They’ve just won the treble, with a huge part played by the sublime Spaniard, but the Germans seem ok with the fact he’s exiting on his own terms.
CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said yesterday that after meeting with Thiago and his whole family, he can very much tell the 29-year-old is departing – as the quotes in the Christian Falk tweet suggest.
Rummenigge, CEO of @FCBayern, told us about @Thiago6: "We had an event at Allianz Arena, and Thiago's whole family were there. They walked around in great nostalgia, I would almost say. It looked very much like he had decided to say goodbye" @LFC @BILD_Sport
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) August 25, 2020
As we know, the player is desperate for an Anfield switch, but while personal terms may have been agreed in the background – the sticking point is Bayern’s £27m fee – which Liverpool believe to be high for a player we could sign on a Bosman on January 1.
In that respect our hierarchy has a point, but when you see promoted clubs like Leeds about to splash over £30m on Rodrigo, a 29-year-old striker, it’s kind of hard to believe the reigning Premier League champions cannot afford one of the best midfielders on the planet.