Lots of Liverpool supporters have been reacting on social media after German football expert Raphael Honigstein claimed Bayern Munich are bracing themselves for official offers for Thiago Alcantara.
Honigstein, while speaking on Sky Sports’ Transfer Talk Podcast, claimed Bayern have conceded that Thiago will likely leave the Bundesliga giants this summer after turning down a new contract at the Allianz Arena.
Thiago had been presented with new terms to extend his spell in Bavaria but had a change of heart and opted to decline the proposed deal, while Honigstein suggests Bayern believe that the Spanish midfielder has already reached an agreement with another side.
It is not suggested as to whom Thiago has potentially reached an agreement with to join in the summer window, though Liverpool have been widely claimed to be courting the former FC Barcelona man.
Bayern are reportedly open to selling the 29-year-old this summer should they receive an official approach, with claims in Germany that Thiago has been made available for €30m (£27m) and that he already sees his future at Anfield.
It remains to be seen if Liverpool will offer Bayern their €30m asking price, though Reds supporters on social media are reacting sceptically to Honigstein’s claims as they feel he has offered nothing new and that Fenway Sports Group are causing delays in a deal being made as they refuse to present the funds needed.
Just get him in now. Been dragging on for weeks this. https://t.co/HQf4DItCEK
— TerryHartley (@TPHartley90) July 31, 2020
But we already knew this. It’s the fact that the greedy yanks will not go for him that is the issue
— FSGOUT #LLHSM (@devinLFC__) July 31, 2020
We knew this a while ago didn’t we? Bayern have been open to him leaving, dependant on us hitting his valuation.
— Rush The Kop (Champions 🏴🇪🇺🌍) (@RushTheKop) July 31, 2020
— Rojo (@redrojo_) July 31, 2020
Other Liverpool fans are slightly more optimistic, with some of the belief that FSG and the Reds hierarchy will step up negotiations with Bayern Munich once this season’s Champions League campaign has concluded.
While Liverpool fell out of the UEFA competition to Atletico Madrid before the season was postponed, Bayern remain in the tournament and will play their Round of 16 Second Leg tie with Chelsea on August 8 holding a 3-0 lead.
As soon as CL is done
— T72 (@T7261355310) July 31, 2020
If we do want to sign Thiago. It won’t be until after the Champions League is completed imo.
— Anton Clarke (@AntonClarke1) July 31, 2020
Optimism from some fans has been met with further apprehension from others, with a few supporters firmly of the belief that no matter what happens over the coming weeks, Thiago will not be at Anfield next season.
We’re not signing anyone, I feel like that’s been made abundantly clear by out transfer budget of about one pound😂
— Joshua Stevenson (@TeamChamp2004) July 31, 2020
Give it a rest mates. We’ll probably just stall long enough for another club to come in and sign him.
— Ryan (@Rileycoxson) July 31, 2020
It’s not happening
— Lew (@Lewhish) July 31, 2020