Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims there are currently no discussions between Thiago Alcantara and Barcelona concerning a transfer this January. However, the situation might shift in the upcoming summer.
Recent reports have indicated that Barcelona are keen on a potential reunion with Thiago Alcantara. This interest stems from their desire to bolster their squad, especially after young midfielder Gavi sustained an ACL injury earlier in the season.
Throughout the current season, Thiago Alcantara has been sidelined due to injuries, preventing him from making any appearances for Jurgen Klopp’s team.
While Thiago’s contract with his current club is set to expire at the culmination of the season, Jurgen Klopp remains optimistic. He hopes that the midfielder, who earns £200,000 per week, will play a pivotal role once he is fit and returns to action.
Fabrizio Romano: Thiago Alcantara Not Discussing January Departure with Barcelona
Thiago Alcantara is not currently in discussions to depart from Liverpool this month, dispelling the rumors. The club is determined to retain him as they navigate the critical phase of the 2023/24 season.
In his Daily Briefing for CaughtOffside, Fabrizio Romano reports: “Despite the rumours, no, I’m not aware of any movement for Thiago Alcantara right now.”
“It’s a very quiet January for him so far, no talks and focus on Liverpool as he wants to return as soon as possible on the pitch. The story could change in the summer, but now it’s very quiet.”
Thiago won’t depart from the club this month; he plans to depart when his contract concludes at the season’s end. According to FIFA regulations, he can initiate discussions with potential clubs keen on recruiting him as a free agent during the upcoming summer transfer window.
Thiago Expected to Resume Team Training in January as Rehabilitation Progresses
Thiago is likely to return to play for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp informed the media that he should join the main team for training later this month.
The boss said: “I think Thiago will be at one point in team training [in January]. Thiago is in a very good moment as well but we just have to make sure we don’t use him then too early,” the German said on December 29.
“The hip thing in and around that area is just a long-term thing as well.
“There were for sure days where he could have easily trained but it’s all about how can he be back then in the long term, and that’s what we are working on.”
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