Liverpool fans lost the plot collectively this morning when news broke that the club is closing on Thiago from Bayern Munich – which will be the most glamorous signing of the FSG era.
At the same time, all the journalists close to the club said that negotiations were now at an advanced stage – apart from James Pearce in the Athletic – who went big and told his followers that a fee has in fact been agreed – at €30m!
Below, you can see their tweets, which all came out at the same time – proof that the news is official from the club and was embargoed until this morning.
We are very, very excited about the prospect of the Spaniard lining up in Jurgen Klopp’s midfield. Can you imagine a side that includes Fabinho, Thiago and Naby Keita? Or, Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum and Thiago? Wow – the 29-year-old is one of the very best players on the planet and it looks like he could soon be ours.
EXCLUSIVE: Liverpool have now made their move for Thiago Alcantara. Understand that a fee of around 30million Euros has been agreed with Bayern Munich for the Spain international. What a signing for the Premier League champions. https://t.co/l7XMlrBPKj
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) September 17, 2020
#LFC are in contact with Bayern Munich over Thiago with negotiations progressing well. They are confident of finalising a deal of around €30m for the midfielder.
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) September 17, 2020
Liverpool have stepped up their interest in Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara. They will look to sign him regardless of another midfielder leaving. Around £27m.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) September 17, 2020
#LFC have made contact with Bayern Munich over a move for Thiago Alcantara. Deal picking up pace finally.
— David Lynch (@dmlynch) September 17, 2020
Liverpool have made the first move in their attempt to sign Thiago Alcantara. They have contacted Bayern Munich, who want £27million. The move is not linked to any other midfielder leaving
— Dominic King (@DominicKing_DM) September 17, 2020