Thiago Finds Himself With Galatasaray Decision To Make
Football’s hot summer window is well underway, and it seems Liverpool’s midfield maestro, Thiago Alcântara, has surfaced on Galatasaray’s radar.
Arriving amidst much fanfare in 2020, the 32-year-old Spanish international’s stint at Anfield has been marked by persistent injuries. His run of unfortunate knocks restricted his league appearances to a mere 18 last season. With his contract running until 2024, Thiago’s predicament has caught the attention of the Turkish football powerhouse.
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Galatasaray’s Operation Thiago
Fanatik, a reputed Turkish publication, has thrown some light on this intriguing possibility. According to them, Galatasaray’s vice-president Erden Timur has been proactive, having already held preliminary talks with Thiago on English soil.
In recent weeks, Timur’s frequent visits to England have raised a few eyebrows. His latest expedition, in particular, resulted in a ‘very good offer’ extended to Liverpool’s midfield jewel. It’s suggested that Thiago was receptive to this proposal from the Istanbul giants.
While no word has emerged on Liverpool’s stance on the matter, the Turkish side’s vice-president is understood to have also initiated dialogue with the Reds, seeking clarity on the terms needed to bring the former Barcelona stalwart to Turkey in the current transfer window.
If the player and his current club green-light this ambitious move, it would indeed bring about an ‘important change’ in Galatasaray’s midfield roster next season. Fanatik underlines that in such a scenario, Thiago would be tipped to supersede Sérgio Oliveira in the pecking order.
Intriguing times lie ahead in this tale of transfers, as we wait with bated breath to see if Thiago embarks on a new journey to Turkey’s footballing shores.