Transfer News: Liverpool complete £27m Thiago Alcantara signing from Bayern Munich
The Spain international has put pen on paper and signed a four-year contract with Premier League winners and will wear the No.6 shirt at Anfield now on.
- Thiago Alcantara signing finally Official.
- Klopp’s side will have to pay £20m an initial for the services of Spain international.
- The long-awaited news for Liverpool fans has finally happened to be true after a much accelerated week of transfer speculations.
- The 29-year-old will wear the No. 6 at Anfield.
English Premier League champions Liverpool have completed the high rated Thiago Alcantara signing from Bayern Munich in a deal which could cost the Reds up to £27 million ($35m), including performance-related add-ons.
Thiago is a Red now!
English Champions will pay an initial £20m ($26m) for the services of Thiago, with the Spain international midfielder has signed a four-year deal.
He becomes the Reds’ second signing of the summer, following the arrival of Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos, and brings to an end months of speculation about his future which it was linked to Reds and FC Barcelona, but he is RED now.
Thiago Alcantara signing, who will appear for Reds in the No.6 shirt at Anfield, had long been linked with a move to Mersey side, after a month of speculation, the 29-year-old had chosen the Premier League champions as his next club to show his masterpiece for the next four-year.
After completing a move to the Champions of Premier League, the Spain international expressed his emotions in a statement.
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‘It is an amazing feeling,’ says The Spain International
“I think it’s an amazing feeling. I was waiting for this moment for a long time and I am very, very happy to be here”, he said in a statement.
“When the years are passing, you are trying to win as much as you can – and when you win, you want to win more. I think this club describes what I am as well; I want to achieve all of the goals, win as many trophies as possible.”
“It also [has] this kind of family [feeling] that I need because we [like to] have a very close relationship with the club and I think I will feel this, I will have this feeling, with this club as well.”
The 29-year old added: “I must adapt to the team as fast as I can in the situation and the context that we are living right now.”
“Everything is more compact and we started a little bit later, but still it is football and I think we have to mix all the big things up, all the good things we have. I will help the team in a defensive and offensive [way] and also in a mental aspect.”
“[The fans] are not more excited than I am, for sure not! It is not about saying words, it is about doing things. I will give my heart on the field to my team-mates, the club and also to the fans.”
However, news and speculation about Thiago Alcantara signing accelerated quickly this week, with the Reds to pay an initial £20m fee to German and European Champions, and the fee to be paid over the course of Thiago’s four-year contract.
The total of the deal could eventually rise to close to £27m including add-ons, performance-related add-ons. The payment in the shape of add-ons will be paid if all the criteria are met.
It is not yet confirmed that if the new signing could make his debut for Reds against Chelsea on Sunday.