Liverpool has successfully upgraded and rejuvenated its midfielders with the acquisitions of Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai. Now they are turning their attention to defensive midfielders and are eyeing Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia with enthusiasm.
With up to three new additions to the midfield and the growth of Curtis Jones, Stefan Bajcetic, and Harvey Elliot, the departure of 32-year-old midfielder Thiago Alcantara has been hectic and he is rumored to be leaving the club this summer.
The Athletic’s James Pearce and David Ornstein each reported on the player’s current situation, saying that he has received serious interest from Saudi Arabia, but no formal offer has been presented and he is likely to remain at Liverpool for the next season.
“Thiago Alcantara is the subject of serious interest from Saudi Arabia with the Liverpool midfielder having already rejected one lucrative offer”
“Liverpool have received no bids for him so far with approaches being made directly to the player’s camp.”James Pearce
“Thiago recently turned down one formal offer from a Saudi club and is focused on returning to pre-season training at Kirkby this weekend.”
“If Thiago indicates he wants to pursue a transfer then Liverpool will have a decision to make but, as things stand, Jurgen Klopp is planning for the campaign ahead with him on board. Liverpool would be happy for him to see out his final year and depart in 2024 as a free agent.”David Ornstein
He refused to negotiate a contract extension with Bayern Munich in the summer of 2020 and decided to move to Liverpool with one year left until his contract expired. He has shown a high level of skill with his eccentric passing, precise positioning backed by experience, and ability to hold the ball up, but he has been injured too many times.
In his first season with the club, he missed the first half of the season, partly due to Corona, and in his second season he was out for several weeks at a time. He was out three times last season and is not a player who can be counted on for the whole season, so it is likely that he will leave Anfield next year when his contract expires.
Reports have begun to circulate that he will be considered for release this summer if the right offer arrives. At the moment, the probability is high that he will stay, but depending on the performance of the young players in the preseason and other factors, there may be a move before the end of the transfer market…