By CAPosts 18 September, 2020 - 10:31am 250 views
In the changing room tunnel of the Liverpool stadium , a step away from the door on which the mythical This is Anfield poster rests, Thiago Alcántara (Brindisi, Italy; 29 years old) posed on his back, wearing the red jersey and number 6 And he posted it on Twitter: " Challenge accepted (challenge accepted)." Thiago leaves Bayern Munich and signs for the team led by Jürgen Klopp in exchange for 30 million euros. He signs a long-term bond (the English entity did not specify the duration of his contract) and becomes the second reinforcement of the summer for the current Premier League champions, after tying the arrival of the Greek side Tsimikas, from Olympiacos. "This is incredible. I have waited for this moment for a long time and I am very happy to be here, ”Thiago explained after his signing for Liverpool became official. He added: “When the years go by, you try to win everything you can and when you win, you try to win even more. I think this club represents me and I want to achieve all of our goals and win as many titles as possible ”. The midfielder, a 39-time international with Spain, had a contract with Bayern until 2021. Despite offers from the Bavarian club to renew their bond, Thiago understood that his cycle with the German team had ended. "We seriously negotiate with him, but it seems he wants to try something new at the end of his career," said the president of the European champion, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in July. The Champions Thiago came to Bayern in 2013 from Barcelona in exchange for 25 million. He has been in for seven seasons, in which he played 235 games, scored 31 goals and distributed 37 assists. And it has a record with seven Bundesligas, four Cups, three Super Cups, a Club World Cup and the last Champions League, which the German team won in Lisbon against PSG. “I have made the most difficult decision of my career. Victories, glory and also difficult times, but what I am most proud of is that I came to Munich as a young player full of dreams and now I am completely satisfied with the club, the history and the culture. Here I have learned to love the tradition to which I am also saying goodbye, but which I will never forget, ”said Thiago in an emotional farewell video. Barcelona, which is looking for a midfielder, ruled out recovering Thiago, as well as Manchester City. "We were not interested in bringing him to Manchester because we have other players in that position. But I'm glad he's coming to the Premier, the league will enjoy a great guy, "said Pep Guardiola, who coincided with Mazinho's son at Barça and at Bayern. Thiago's arrival at Anfield does not open the door to the exit for Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum, a player requested by Ronald Koeman for Barça. "The arrival of Thiago will not impact anyone's future in a negative way," Klopp stressed.