Thiago Alcantara’s transfer to Liverpool is very close after he agreed personal terms with Klopp’s side ahead of a move from Bayern Munich, according to reports.
The midfielder has already rejected a new contract with the Bundesliga champions and told them that he wants to seek a new challenge elsewhere.
The former Barcelona star has played in Spain and Germany, and he’s now interested moving to the Premier League to join the Reds.
Klopp said Liverpool couldn’t afford a deal for Timo Werner but he remains intent on strengthening his team this summer and believes he needs to add more creativity to his midfield.
Thiago is keen on working with Jurgen Klopp and Bild claim the former Barca player has now agreed a contract with the club after Klopp’s approval to move ahead with a deal.
The only stumbling block for Liverpool now is that they are yet to agree a fee with Bayern Munich and they are demanding £36m to sell the midfielder.
And That could be a problem for Liverpool, who value Thiago Alcantara at around £22m.
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However, with Bayern signing Leroy Sane, they are keen to recoup some of the cash and it’s likely that the German side will lower their asking price if Liverpool raise their opening bid.
Liverpool started with a midfield trio of Fabinho, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wijnaldum against Arsenal and though Klopp is delighted with their campaign, he feels they still lack creativity in central positions.
Thiago can play either at the base of the midfield or as a box-to-box midfielder and has the close control and skills to match any midfielder in football.