Plenty of Liverpool fans were not pleased to see an update from Fabrizio Romano on the proposed transfer of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich.
On Sunday morning, RMC Sport journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi tweeted that an agreement had been reached between the two clubs and that the Spain international had informed his team-mates of his impending departure, along with picking out a residence in Merseyside.
However, journalist Fabrizio Romano subsequently claimed on Twitter (via @FabrizioRomano) that despite personal terms not being an obstacle, Liverpool do not want to spend €30m (£27.15m) on him now when they can secure him on a free transfer next January.
Also, the Anfield club have been rather frugal in the transfer market of late – they have spent just over £20m on new signings since the end of the 2018/19 season, with more than half of that coming from the recent £11.75m arrival of Kostas Tsimikas, while they missed out on transfer target Timo Werner earlier this summer after the German joined Chelsea instead.
Will Thiago be a Liverpool player by the start of the 2020/21 Premier League season?
These Liverpool fans on Twitter weren’t pleased with Romano’s update, with one supporter pleading with club owner John Henry to “open your pockets” given the Reds’ conservative transfer approach in recent times:
why are we so stingy bro open your pockets john henry https://t.co/lcy4vZJFTp
— a (@aishahahalmao) August 16, 2020
— IG™️ (@ilobum) August 16, 2020
yeah we’re not signing him 😭😭 https://t.co/S1ikGk4Z7b
— adamu. (@w_letters) August 16, 2020
— bonifasius seno (@boniiseno) August 16, 2020
Liverpool spent €40m on Oxlade-Chamberlain who had just one year left at Arsenal. Thiago is top-5 in the world. How do you not take that chance! https://t.co/2NCeHcDi8Q
— Aswin (@Zizouology) August 16, 2020
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