Liverpool to stay patient until January in Thiago chase
Solhekol claims that Liverpool are willing to play the waiting game with regard to the Thiago transfer, so as the ensure that they’re not required to pay a transfer fee. To that end, the club might wait till January to make a swoop for the Spaniard with the midfielder able to sign on a free transfer next summer.
Thiago is in the final year of his current contract with Bayern Munich. Once he enters the last six months of the deal in January, the Spaniard will be able to negotiate with foreign clubs over a pre-contract agreement for a summer transfer on a free. And Solhekol reckons Liverpool could follow that route if there is no agreement with Bayern.
Bayern Munich were eager to keep him at the club beyond the summer midway through last season. They even offered the former Barcelona man a contract in the latter stages, only for the Spaniard to decline stating that he was looking for a different challenge. (h/t Express)
Solhekol has also claimed that Barcelona are in for the Munich man’s services, and that the prospect of returning to the Nou Camp could be an attractive one for the 29-year-old. He further claimed that we are yet to make any sort of official move for the Spaniard’s signature, and that any prospective deal would require the sale of a midfielder first.
Barcelona’s lingering interest in Georginio Wijnaldum could hence have a telling impact on how this transfer pans out.
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Liverpool have been going through what must be branded one of their slowest transfer windows of recent seasons, as Greek full-back Kostas Tsimikas remains the only acquisition they’ve made so far this summer.
While that doesn’t sound too bad on paper for the reigning champions, the rate at which their neighbours have been spending will surely have sent a chill down Jurgen Klopp’s spine.
Going into a fresh Premier League campaign without making any changes could be suicidal, as the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea have all been active in the market.