Bayern assuming Thiago will leave this summer

Hansi Flick is resigned to losing one of his star midfielders, with the Brazilian playing a key role in the recent Champions League triumph

12:20pm on Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Martin Macdonald

Bayern Munich believe Thiago Alcantara will leave the club this summer.

The German side have enjoyed a historic campaign in 19/20, winning the treble of the Bundesliga, the DFB-Pokal, and the Champions League.

Although Thiago was initially injured after the Bundesliga recommenced after lockdown, he eventually won his place in the starting XI back and would play a key role in the three trophy wins.

However, throughout the second half of the season he has been linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena.


Barcelona willing to pay Luis Suarez to leave the club

The confusion over Messi's contract clause, explained

Luis Suarez agrees terms with Juventus

James Rodriguez can reboot his career at Everton under Ancelotti

Following the season climax, the Brazilian reportedly told Bayern that he wanted to leave the club to embrace a new challenge.

Liverpool have emerged as the favourites to land Thiago, but as of yet no transfer has been agreed, with Bayern holding out for more than the reported €25m offer that the Reds have placed on the table.

However, it does seem that his days in Bavaria are numbered.

"I assume that he will leave us," Flick told Bild.

"We had fully focused on the Champions League, his contract wasn't an issue in the past few weeks.

"We haven't had another conversation now, I think his decision has been made.“

Bayern have signed Leroy Sane from Manchester City this summer for a fee of €50m.

Latest news


Gnabry, Kimmich, Sane: Player Ratings and Performances v Schalke

The Bundesliga champions started their 2020/21 campaign in emphatic fashion on Friday as they destroyed Schalke

  • 30 minutes
Premier League

Liverpool agree deal to sign Jota from Wolves for £45m

Yesterday the Reds completed a deal for Thiago, but are now poised to make their third summer signing

  • 1 hour

How Dortmund could line-up against Gladbach

The German Bundesliga returns this weekend, and with Bayern having already won on Friday, the pressure is already on BVB to respond

  • 1 hour
Premier League

How Man Utd could line-up against Crystal Palace

The Red Devils are set to embark on their Premier League campaign with the first match of the season at Old Trafford

  • 2 hours

Is Lautaro Martinez better suited to Barcelona or Real Madrid?

The Inter striker has been long linked with a move to the Camp Nou, but Los Blancos have now entered the race for his signature

  • 3 hours
Premier League

How Arsenal could line-up in London derby versus West Ham

The Gunners started off their campaign in flying fashion last weekend with an away win versus Fulham

  • 3 hours

Most read

Other interesting players

  1. image description Joshua Kimmich DM (C), D (R)
    Bayern 95
  2. Liverpool 94
  3. image description Leon Goretzka DM, AM (C)
    Bayern 86
  4. image description Axel Witsel DM, M (C)
    Dortmund 85
  5. image description Kerem Demirbay DM, M (C)
    Leverkusen 84
  6. image description Wilfred Ndidi DM, M (C)
    Leicester City 84
  7. image description Mario Pašalić DM, AM (C)
    Atalanta 83
  8. image description Ellyes Skhiri DM, M (C)
    1. FC Köln 83
  9. Sassuolo 83