Liverpool have been tipped to bring Thiago Alcantara to the English Premier League but are rationalizing given his age.
Chelsea have a strict policy when considering players over the age of 30. They broke that policy when adding Thiago Silva to their ranks.
It seems Liverpool have taken a page out of the Blues playbook and taken an even extreme version. Adam Lallana was allowed to leave and now they are having serious thoughts about adding Thiago Alcantara.
The Spanish midfielder should have completed his move from Bayern Munich to Merseyside by now. The delay has allowed Manchester United to enter the fray.
Alcantara’s age has come under question, with Klopp and co. rationalizing his addition. Jamie Carragher accepted this but believes the deal will still go ahead.
He hailed the midfielder’s technical ability and shared he will add another dimension to Liverpool’s performances.
“The only worry that might put Liverpool off is Thiago’s age – but I think the signing will still happen,” Daily Star quoted Carragher.
“Liverpool have a few players in the squad around 28 or 29 and that’s why the deal will have to be on their terms – maybe nearer £20m.
“What Thiago does is add something different to what Liverpool have in midfield.
“The midfielders all do a brilliant job but are quite similar. It would be nice to have someone who can control the game more. It would be nice if they had a bit extra technically.
“I think a move will probably happen towards the end of the window.”
Liverpool open their Premier League title defense against Leeds United. The Whites are returning to English top-flight football after a 16-year hiatus.