According to Bild, as cited by Football.London, Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara is set to leave Allianz Arena in the summer. The German outfit is ready to offload the Spaniard, who has failed to perform in recent years. As a result, Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur are on red alert, though they could potentially face competition from rivals Arsenal and Chelsea.
Thiago’s success at Bayern
Despite his struggles in recent years, Thiago can be deemed as a success at Bayern Munich. Especially under Pep Guardiola, the ex-Barcelona sensation was arguably the best midfielder in the Bundesliga. He was an ever-present figure in the Bayern midfield, having made over 200 competitive appearances for the club.
Thiago’s partnership alongside Xabi Alonso helped the Bavarians dominate German football under Guardiola. The midfielder was also successful under Carlo Ancelotti and Jupp Heynckes before the arrival of Niko Kovac stifled his progress. Not to mention, he has also struggled with injuries in recent years.
As a result, Thiago is now facing strong competition from Leon Goretzka. And with Bayern ready to start from scratch next season, the departure of the midfielder in the summer could make sense, especially with his contract expiring in 2021.
Why Thiago could be the ideal signing for Tottenham Hotspur?
Tottenham Hotspur must try everything they can to get their hands on Thiago next summer and for good reasons. The Lilywhites have visibly struggled in the absence of a technically gifted midfielder ever since the departure of Moussa Dembele.
The likes of Eric Dier and Moussa Sissoko have failed to provide that technical essence in the middle third while youngster Harry Winks has struggled to perform in big matches. Moreover, new signing Tanguy Ndombele has suffered from a host of injury problems since arriving from Lyon in the summer.
The addition of Thiago, in that regard, should provide Jose Mourinho with some much-needed quality in central midfield. The Spaniard is a definite upgrade over Winks, especially in terms of passing and providing defensive solidity. While he may not be the most physically gifted midfielder, Thiago is certainly impressive when it comes to reading the game.
But more importantly, the Bayern Munich star has considerable experience at the highest level of football; experience that could help him quickly settle into the Tottenham Hotspur side. However, the Lilywhites are sure to face stiff competition, as mentioned earlier, while they may also have to go deep in their pockets to sign Thiago in the summer.
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