Liverpool legend Dietmar Hamann has instructed talkSPORT he could be ‘shocked’ if Thiago Alcantara doesn’t transfer to Anfield this summer time, and says he’ll deliver a ‘completely different dimension’ to Jurgen Klopp’s midfield.
The Spain worldwide ended his Bayern Munich profession by serving to the membership clinch their sixth Champions League crown on Sunday night time, producing one other influential efficiency because the German giants sealed a 1-Zero victory over Paris Saint-Germain.
Thiago is predicted to go away Bayern this summer time having entered the ultimate 12 months of his contract and turned down the supply of a brand new deal, with Liverpool extensively thought-about favourites to signal him.
Stories over the previous few weeks have steered the 29-year-old has already agreed private phrases over a transfer to Anfield, whereas Arsenal have been mentioned to have additionally entered the race over the weekend, though neither membership are apparently prepared to match his £23million price ticket.
Talking after the ultimate, Bayern boss Hansi Flick joked the Spaniard was saying on the Allianz Area this summer time, earlier than admitting neither he nor the participant is aware of the place he’ll find yourself, suggesting Thiago has not but made up his thoughts.
However, with claims the midfielder is eager to hyperlink up with Jurgen Klopp, Hamann believes the 29-year-old’s transfer to Liverpool is all however signed and sealed.
Talking on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast, the Reds’ Istanbul hero mentioned: “He’s been provided a contract in Munich which he’s turned down.
“He should have proven an curiosity in staying in any other case they wouldn’t have provided him a contract.
“However within the final minute he pulled out and mentioned he may wish to do one thing else.
“I’d be very shocked if he turned down a contract from Bayern Munich if he hasn’t received anything [on the table].
“I’m positive he’s received a suggestion from Liverpool, it’s in all probability in regards to the switch payment now.
“I by no means felt he was a defensive midfielder who might play a holding function, however I’ve received to say he was completely magnificent in opposition to Bayern Munich the best way he pulled issues collectively.
“He’s a superb footballer who I feel may give a special dimension to Liverpool’s midfield. I’d be shocked if he doesn’t find yourself at Liverpool.”
Hearken to a clip of Hamann on the talkSPORT Breakfast above!