Fabrizio Romano Provides Insights on Barcelona’s Pursuit and Thiago’s Status
Barcelona’s pursue of a midfield savior has led them to consider a familiar face – Liverpool’s Thiago Alcantara – in the fragile dance of football’s winter transfer window.
The 30-year-old maestro, who was previously considered to the sport’s best, is now on the Catalan club’s radar as they deal with the season-ending injury to 19-year-old phenom Gavi.
In his Daily Briefing with Caught Offside, football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano shed some insight on the situation. Contrary to common belief, there have been no major shifts in the Thiago-Barcelona affair, according to Romano.
In July, the midfielder turned down offers from Saudi teams, including his desire to stay with Liverpool. However, Romano stated that he has not heard of any actual negotiations between Barcelona and the Spanish international.
While Thiago’s passing and vision could perhaps provide refinement to Barcelona’s midfield, questions remain about whether he can emulate Gavi’s tireless effort and ground coverage.
With Barcelona searching for a midseason solution on a short budget, the Thiago chase offers a fascinating backdrop to their search.
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