Since joining Liverpool from Bayern Munich, former Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara has been a regular in midfield with his quirky passing, precise ball-turning, and proper pressing. However, he has been out injured every season, spending a third of his time off the bench.
The veteran midfielder, who will turn 33 next year, is expected to be a free transfer next summer, with Liverpool unlikely not to offer him a new contract. However, rumors of his departure have been rife this summer, and an attractive offer from Saudi Arabia has been rejected by the player himself.
Apart from the Middle East, the leading Turkish club Galatasaray has also shown interest in the former Barcelona midfielder. Galatasaray vice president Erden Timur has set up discussions with the player’s side about playing in Istanbul and has presented a “very good” offer, the Turkish newspaper Fanatik reported.
He has visited England several times and has also confirmed with Liverpool the terms of his release. However, the details did not mention the content of Liverpool’s reply, and the progress of both clubs has not been confirmed.
Thiago Alcántara’s priority is to remain at Anfield, and he is determined to help the club recover from last season’s poor performance. Nevertheless, Liverpool may not rejected the sale and may consider it depending on the offer.
At the moment, the odds are that he will continue to play in the Premier League next season, but contrary to expectations, is a future with a move to Süperlig possible…?