News have emerged this morning that Liverpool have finally made their move for Thiago Alcantara, who they have been linked with all summer.
Liverpool capitalised on the fact that Bayern Munich were prepared to reduce their asking price for the player to the delight of supporters.
Virgil Van Dijk is evidently also excited, after favouriting a tweet from The Times' Paul Joyce which confirmed the deal and Thiago's new shirt number.
The tweet read: “Liverpool will pay £20m guaranteed plus £5m in bonuses to Bayern for Thiago Alcantara. Player will sign a four year deal and wear the No6 jersey.”
Thiago is now awaiting the green light to fly to Merseyside and put the finishing touches on his move to Anfield.
The midfield maestro will immediately bring world class quality to the Reds' midfield as they look to defend their Premier League title.
Thiago will be the club's second summer signing after the arrival of Olympiacos full-back Kostas Tsimikas.
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The Premier League champions are already stacked in midfield and the arrival of the Spanish international may have interesting connotations for the future of Gini Wijnaldum.
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