Liverpool Editorial

4 Reasons Why Liverpool Might Not Sign Thiago Alcantara

Thiago Alcantara is arguably the best deep plying/ central midfielder in Europe. He proved his pedigree by leading Bayern Munich to a historic treble and a famous 8-2 thrashing of Barcelona en-route to winning the club’s 6th Champions League trophy.

He is without doubt a world class midfielder who can dominant the midfield and orchestrate the tempo of the game. But sadly, the 29-year-old will leave the Bavarian giants this summer as he aims to move to a better league were league tiles aren’t won easily.

Liverpool remains his prefered destinations but they’re issues the club and the play must iron out be fore a deal is done.

Thiago’s current wages– The midfielder currently earns £230,000-a-week and £15m annul at Bayern Munich which is higher than what Liverpool pay their best players. The Reds highest earner is Mohamed Salah at { £200,000-a-week} followed by Virgil van Dijk {£180,000-a-week}, Alisson Becker {£170,000–week}. Roberto Firmino {£150,000-a-week} and Sadio Mane {£140,000-a-week}.

If Thiago wants to play for Liverpool, he must accept a wage reduction and not a wage increment.

First team not guaranteed but earned– Thiago Alcantara won’t automatically slot in to the first like he those at Bayern Muncih, he will prove that he is better than Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Gini Wijnaldum, James Milner, Oxlade Chamberlian, Naby Keita or Curtis Jones for a starting spot.

Bayern Munich’s asking price for Thiago Alcantara is too much- The Bavarian giants are requesting Liverpool pay £32m for a 29-year-old who might or might not adjust to the squad. Liverpool meanwhile won’t pay more than £25m for the midfielder who don’t really need.

They already have creative players in the midfield {Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita and Oxlade Chamberlian} and in defence {Trent Alexander Arnold and Andrew Robertson}.

Liverpool’s transfer policy– Its already a known fact that player recruitment involves three people. The manager {Jurgen Klopp}, the sporting director {Micheal Edward} and the owner {John Henry}. This three must agree before a player is signed.

And secondly, the club don’t sign outfield players who don’t have resale value. Goalkeepers are the only exception to the rule as in the case of Adrain and Lonergians.

Thiago Alcantara is 29-years-old and will likely diminish in 2 or 3 years time. His resale value is low compared to the likes of Naby Keita, Chamberlian or Fabinho.

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