According to a report from Liverpool Echo, Thiago Alcantara is said to be on the verge of receiving a €7.5 million annual contract offer from Turkish club Trabzonspor, with the Turkish transfer deadline looming. As per reports, the Turkish Super Lig team are prepared to present the Liverpool midfielder with a three-year contract. Thiago currently has one year left on his contract at Anfield and is anticipated to depart on a free transfer next summer.
Thiago’s Mixed Season In The Premier League For Liverpool
Thiago experienced a season of highs and lows at Anfield, where he missed a significant number of matches due to injuries but still managed to deliver several impactful performances in Jurgen Klopp’s midfield. The 32-year-old made 28 appearances for the Reds last season, contributing with one assist in all competitions.
The Spanish maestro showcased his versatility, performing well in both defensive and offensive roles, with averages of 2.4 tackles, 1.2 interceptions, 0.7 clearances, 0.6 shots, 0.9 key passes, and 1.2 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Premier League. His proficiency in distributing the ball from midfield was also notable, as he successfully completed 86.5% of his attempted passes in league matches (statistics sourced from whoscored).
Should Klopp Sanction His Exit?
Thiago boasts a wealth of experience and continues to excel as a top-tier playmaker, capable of orchestrating impressive plays for his teammates. The Spanish midfielder is not afraid to engage in robust tackles, making life difficult for opponents in the midfield battle.
Primarily deployed as a box-to-box midfielder, Thiago possesses the versatility to also perform as a holding midfielder or take on the number ten role when necessary. His technical prowess aligns seamlessly with Jurgen Klopp’s system at Anfield, making his potential departure a significant loss for the Reds.
While currently sidelined due to injury, Thiago’s return will provide Jurgen Klopp with additional midfield options. Therefore, it would be advisable for the Liverpool manager to resist any urge to allow his exit.