Liverpool have confirmed the transfer of Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara. The Spanish midfielder arrived in England on Friday and successfully completed his medical at Melwood. Following the completion of his medical he has signed a three-year contract with the Reds. After Kostas Tsimikas Thiago is Liverpool’s second signing of the summer.
“I think it’s an amazing feeling. I was waiting for this moment for a long time and I am very, very happy to be here”, Thiago told the official website. “When the years are passing, you are trying to win as much as you can – and when you win, you want to win more. I think this club describes what I am as well; I want to achieve all of the goals, win as many trophies as possible.”
“It also [has] this kind of family [feeling] that I need because we [like to] have a very close relationship with the club and I think I will feel this, I will have this feeling, with this club as well.” Thiago left Bayern by completing the famous treble as the club won the Bundesliga, DFB Pokal and Champions League.
The Spanish midfielder is excited of the prospect of playing in a new league. “I must adapt to the team as fast as I can in the situation and the context that we are living right now. Everything is more compact and we started a little bit later, but still it is football and I think we have to mix all the big things up, all the good things we have. I will help the team in a defensive and offensive [way] and also in a mental aspect.”
THIAGO ANNOUNCED ✊🔴
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