A number of Liverpool fans have vented their unhappiness over an update from Fabrizio Romano on the potential transfer of Thiago Alcantara to Anfield.
Writing for The Guardian, the journalist reported that the Reds are keen on the Bayern Munich midfielder but have told the German champions that they are unwilling to pay their asking price of €30m (£27.2m), from which Bayern are not wavering. The update was later shared on Twitter by @LFCTransferRoom.
Liverpool still keen on Thiago Alcantara but will not pay Bayern's asking price
Bayern have so far not relented on their asking price.
Liverpool are currently waiting to see if Bayern’s stance softens (@FabrizioRomano)
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) August 17, 2020
Romano added in The Guardian that Thiago is keen to join Liverpool as he admires Jurgen Klopp’s style of play, with the Premier League champions waiting to see if Bayern will soften their stance on the 29-year-old Spain international.
Earlier this week, the journalist tweeted (via @FabrizioRomano) that personal terms would not be an impediment to the potential transfer but the Anfield club are reluctant to spend €30m (£27.2m) on him now when they can sign him for free in January, as he is into the final year of his contract at the Allianz Arena.
Liverpool’s reported issues with Bayern’s asking price has infuriated quite a few of their fans on Twitter. One supporter has urged the club to “pile the pressure on FSG”, with the Reds investing little more than £20m on new signings since June 2019, while one Kopite fears “another Werner moment” after the Merseysiders lost out to Chelsea in the transfer race for long-time target Timo Werner.
Will Thiago be a Liverpool player by the start of the 2020/21 Premier League season?
Check out some of the feedback from the Anfield faithful below:
😭 Another Werner moment…
— Julian 👑 (@01mJulian) August 17, 2020
Just pay the money, we’re not cheapskates
— ftblbrian ➐ (@ftbl_brian) August 17, 2020
We’re just not getting him aren’t we
— Mikey (@_classicbobby) August 17, 2020
Thats it then, transfer will be off shortly
— michael horsman (@mickylove22) August 17, 2020
Just pay the money @LFC
— Nathan 🏆🔴 (@_nw11_) August 17, 2020
@IndianBavarian, telling you, it won’t happen
— Anand A (@A47LFC) August 17, 2020
I really hope Bayern keep to there word. We can’t keep being cheapskates all the time. Pile the pressure on FSG
— Craig (@CraigYB1989) August 17, 2020
Are we stupid?
— ً (@lfcsed_) August 17, 2020
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