Barcelona have been provided with an opportunity to welcome back their midfield maestro who is currently a part of the Liverpool squad.
Long gone are the days, when the Barcelona midfield consisted of the Spanish trio- Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta and Xavi. While the latter two players have hung up their boots, Busquets is certainly not the player he was back in his peak years.
The Catalans have brought in several midfielders over the past few years trying to bolster their squad. Philippe Coutinho, Miralem Pjanic are among the stars that have failed to create an impact. However, only Frenkie de Jong has proven out to be a smart investment as he shoulders the responsibility of Barcelona’s midfield in years to come.
As reported by diariogol, Barca have been handed an opportunity to welcome back their homegrown star, Thiago Alcantara in the summer for a bargain fee of just 10 million Euros. The Spanish midfielder played for the Catalonians between 2009-2013 and was transferred to Bayern Munich in the summer of 2013.
After winning the Champions League title with Bayern last year, Thiago decided to explore English football and Liverpool took the opportunity, signing him for 27 million pounds in the summer transfer window of 2020. However, he has not quite settled at Anfield and Jurgen Klopp looks forward to offloading him in the summer.
The German boss demands of his players to play high-intensity football, something which Thiago has failed to do. The former Bayern Munich midfielder has also failed to provide the spark from the centre of the park for the struggling champions. His calm-composure style of play has not gelled well with the way the Merseyside club which is one of the reasons why he has struggled to adapt in the Premier League.
However, despite Diaro GOL claiming that Thiago could return, it is also a known fact that none of the three candidates for the Barcelona Presidential election- Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Tony Freixa are keen on signing the 29-year-old. More importantly, the club is in huge financial distress and the main objective for the next season will be to address this issue. As of now, the return of the Spanish midfielder to Camp Nou looks highly unlikely.