Thiago Tells Bayern Munich That He Wants to Leave

Thiago Alcantara with Bayern Munich in April. Photo by Action Press/Shutterstock (10627159l)

Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara openly told Bayern Munich that he wants to leave the club this summer. The news was confirmed to reporters by Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge during a press conference on Thursday.

According to Rummenigge, Thiago made his request in a recent chat with the club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.

“Hasan had talks with Thiago,” said Rummenigge. “They were always very positive, but he told Hasan some time ago that he wants to do something new to finish his career.”

However, Rummenigge explained that Bayern is yet to receive an offer for the 29-year-old player.

“So far no club has contacted us. We don’t know if he’s settled things with a new club,” he added.

Bayern reportedly offered an extension to Thiago several months ago, but the player declined to ink a new deal. He reportedly wants a new challenge in his career, with Premier League giants Liverpool being the front runners for his services.

Thiago arrived at Bayern back in 2013 from La Liga side Barcelona in order to join Pep Guardiola, who managed the club at the time. Since then, Thiago made 231 appearances for the club in all competitions while scoring 31 goals. He also won 15 trophies while in Germany, including seven Bundesliga titles.