Thiago says goodbye to Bayern in Twitter video as Liverpool transfer nears
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Bayern star Thiago has said his goodbyes to the club in a touching Twitter video.
The midfielder is expected to be confirmed as a Liverpool player in the coming days.
Thiago took to social media, admitting it was the most 'difficult' decision of his career to depart Bayern after seven years.
"Forever grateful @fcbayern," the midfielder tweeted.
"Bavaria will always be a piece of home for me. #MiaSanMia."
Thiago is on the verge of finally securing a move to Anfield, having been linked with the Premier League champions throughout the summer.
Daily Star Sport understands Liverpool and Bayern are confident a £25million deal will be reached swiftly, coming as a blow to other potential suitors Manchester United.
Bayern have agreed for Thiago’s transfer fee to be paid in increments over the course of a four-year contract, which the Reds were keen on due to financial concerns amid the coronavirus crisis.
Speaking this week, Hansi Flick heaped praise on the Spaniard after his Bundesliga exploits.
"Thiago is an exceptional player who spent seven hugely successful years here," he said.
"He's a wonderful person and an outstanding professional. It was very emotional today when he said goodbye to us all."
But while Liverpool fans are excited about the deal, one club hero isn't.
“Bayern Munich would have preferred to keep him of course, but having said that, he’s been there seven years and he probably played his best game for the club in his last one, the Champions League final,” Dietmar Hamann told talkSPORT.
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“We always knew he was a good footballer but there was never a time in the seven years where you said, ‘you can’t think of the team without Thiago’.
“As it was now with [Thomas] Muller being back in form and [Leon] Goretzka coming into the team, if everybody was fit towards the end of the season Thiago wouldn’t have played. He only played because [Benjamin] Pavard couldn’t play in the final and [Joshua] Kimmich had to play right-back.
“So I’m not too sure… The game in England is a lot quicker than Germany. If he thinks he can’t be pressed, than good luck to him.
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