Thiago Alcantara wants to leave Bayern Munich to try his luck in the Premier League, according to the ‘Bavarians’ boss Hansi Flick.
Thiago and Bayern were long locked in talks over contract extension before the 29-year-old pulled out of the negotiations.
With Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain on his trail, the former Barcelona man doesn’t lack suitors, but he seems to be preferring a move to the Premier League.
Although Jurgen Klopp continues to be linked with a move for Thiago, the Reds have yet to take steps towards concretizing their interest in the playmaker.
That might change soon after the Bayern manager Hansi Flick revealed his midfielder’s desire to swap the Bundesliga for the Premier League.
“I can understand when a player is concerned,” Flick said, as transmitted by the Daily Mirror.
“Thiago played in Spain for FC Barcelona and in the Bundesliga for FC Bayern Munich.
“If he wants to try again in the Premier League now, I totally understand. But it would be a shame because Thiago gives our game that certain something.
“That’s why I would like to have him as a coach on the team for the next few years, but that’s life. It would go on.”
Flick has refused to commit to hiring a replacement for Thiago should the latter depart the Allianz Arena in the coming months.
“I’ll discuss the squad planning with Hasan Salihamidzic and his team. We are in close contact.
“Currently, the focus is only on the Champions League. I, therefore, do not want to submit any water level reports.”