There was plenty of hype surrounding Thiago Alcantara’s move from Bayern Munich to Liverpool in 2020, but it’s been a frustrating spell for the midfielder in England.
Reports have suggested that the 30-year-old could be set to move on to pastures new and that AC Milan are one of the frontrunners to land the Spain international.
San Siro the Perfect Setting
AC Milan, who are +475 with Marathonbet to win the Serie A title this season, would offer Thiago the perfect setting to get his career back on track. The former Barcelona and Bayern star has plenty of years at the highest level ahead of him, and there’s no doubting his quality in the middle of the park.
The fit with Liverpool hasn’t been what supporters at Anfield would have hoped, following the playmaker’s undoubted success in the German top flight. Injuries haven’t helped Thiago’s form in England, as he’s found himself in and out of the starting line-up under Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp, though.
The January window could provide a move that might work for AC Milan, Thiago, and Liverpool. Speculation has suggested Liverpool could look to use Thiago as part of a swap deal that would see Milan star Franck Kessie move in the opposite direction. Reports suggest Kessie is reluctant to pen fresh terms at the San Siro and would be open to a new challenge in the Premier League with Liverpool. If Thiago would consider a fresh start with the Rossoneri, then all parties could be satisfied come the end of the January window.
Italian Game Would Suit Thiago Style
The pace and rigor of the Premier League aren’t for everyone, and perhaps the speed of the English top-flight has been an issue for Thiago. Often found picking up bookings in England’s top division, Thiago might be better suited to the more measured approach of Serie A. Countless players have left England for Italy and shone in Serie A, especially if their game is based on technical strength, which Thiago’s certainly is.
Thiago’s ability to pick a pass and assist goals when he does get in dangerous areas would make him an exciting prospect for Milan supporters. The man himself was actually born in San Pietro Vernotico, so he is already familiar with Italy and should have no problem settling into new surroundings in Milan.
Head coach Stefano Pioli, while possibly losing the abilities of Kessie, would have the perfect replacement in Thiago. With Brahim Diaz to play off in the midfield, and the likes of Olivier Giroud and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to look for ahead, Thiago would slot in perfectly to Pioli’s system at the San Siro.
There is certainly some way to go before a potential deal could be completed in January, but there is no doubting that, from a Milan standpoint, Thiago would be an exciting prospect at the San Siro.
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