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18th Sep 2020

Thiago bids heartfelt farewell to Bayern ahead of move to Liverpool

Wayne Farry

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“I have made the most difficult decision”

Thiago Alcantara has bid a heartfelt farewell to Bayern Munich and the club’s fans ahead of his proposed move to Liverpool.

On Thursday it was revealed that the Reds had agreed a deal worth around £25 million for the Spain international, who is expected to sign a four-year deal and take the number six jersey previously worn by Dejan Lovren.

In the statement, which was also released as a video online, the former Barcelona player said that his decision was the “most difficult’ of his sporting career, and insisted that it was “purely of a sporting nature”.

“Yes, I have made the most difficult decision of my sports career,” he said.

“I will close this chapter in this wonderful club, where I have grown as a player for seven years. Triumphs, joy and also hard times.

“But what I am most proud of is that I arrived in Munich as a young man full of dreams, and now I will leave completely fulfilled with a club, a history and a culture.

“Here, I learned to love a tradition, that I am now saying goodbye to, but which I will never forget. Mia San Mia.

“I have experienced fantastic moments: in this city, in Sabener Strass and in our beloved Allianz Arena.

“With my Bavarian family, who treated me so well, and loved me every second.

“My decision is purely of a sporting nature. As a soccer player, I want new challenges to develop myself further.

“Bavaria will always be my home. Thank you FC Bayern!”