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Thiago Alcantara emerges as a viable option for Barcelona in January window

In an unexpected turn of events for Barcelona, emerging star Gavi’s recent ACL injury caused a change in their January transfer window plans.

Initially focusing on the acquisition of Vitor Roque, the attention has shifted to finding a substitute for the injured midfielder.

Amid La Liga’s provision for emergency signings, even if they exceed the salary cap, reservations abound about Liverpool’s Thiago Alcantara becoming a possible alternative. Thiago, whose contract expires in 2024, might be a cost-effective choice for the Catalan club.

According to the report, Liverpool may consider selling the veteran midfielder due to his relentless dedication to the club over the last three years.

Thiago is expected to be match-ready by the start of the new year, despite recent fitness worries. Aside from money, Thiago’s appeal stems from his intimate knowledge of Barcelona’s inner workings and dedication to the Barça DNA.

Xavi, who is familiar with Thiago’s skills, anticipates an effortless change to the team’s tactics and sees him as a good fit for the central midfield position.

While Jorginho and Guido Rodriguez are options, Thiago’s past association with La Masia lends a sentimental dimension to the decision.

Barcelona must decide whether to bring back a familiar figure in Thiago or to put their faith in young players like Fermin Lopez, Marc Bernal, and Aleix Garrido in Gavi’s absence.

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