Liverpool fans are already celebrating the incoming transfer of Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich after the Premier League champions agreed to sigh=n the Spanish midfielder for £20m, plus £5m in adds-on.
Before now, Liverpool had been reluctant to pay an initial £27.3m for the 29-year-old Spaniard who has been linked with a move to the club since July.
It was confirmed this morning that Liverpool will now pay just £20m upfront for Thiago after they agreed on a bargain fee – with £5m in bonuses for the talented Bayern Munich midfielder, who will now sign a four-year deal and wear the No 6 shirt for the club.
Thiago would be the Premier League champions’ second summer signing, after the arrival of Greece left-back Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos.
Thiago, who started his career at Barcelona, joined Bayern Munich in 2013 and has made 233 appearances for the Bundesliga champions. He won seven Bundesliga titles in a row and played in last season’s Champions League final victory over Paris St-Germain.