Barcelona will allegedly try to recruit a midfielder in the summer of 2024, with Liverpool’s Thiago Alcantara surfacing as a possible target.
Thiago Alcantara is the topic of attention from Barcelona, according to ESPN. The reigning La Liga winners are on the lookout for midfielders ahead of the summer transfer window in 2024. And the Liverpool star has surfaced as a possible transfer target for the Blaugrana.
Thiago Alcantara has failed to establish himself in Liverpool after coming from Bayern Munich in 2020. After a successful spell with Bayern Munich, the Spanish international came to Anfield to great pomp and excitement. However, fitness difficulties have limited the seasoned midfielder’s time at Liverpool.
Similar issues have surfaced this season, with the 32-year-old yet to turn out for Liverpool thus far. Meanwhile, Thiago’s Liverpool future is uncertain, as he has entered the final year of his contract with the Merseyside club. The situation has not gone unnoticed, with Barcelona considering re-signing him.
Turkish clubs were keen on securing Thiago’s services in the summer transfer window. Meanwhile, recent reports have linked Saudi Pro League outfits with the veteran midfielder. But the emergence of Barcelona should change the equation considerably, with the race to sign the Liverpool star heating up.
Barcelona bolstered the midfield unit this past summer by signing Oriol Romeu and Ilkay Gundogan. But both players are on the wrong side of 30 and cannot feature week-in-week-out in a busy season. So, several midfielders, including Jorginho, have emerged on Barcelona’s radar. And Thiago Alcantara is also a viable target for the Blaugrana.
While Thiago will also be a short-term addition, he will beef up the Barcelona midfield unit considerably. Meanwhile, the 32-year-old might not reject the opportunity to rejoin Barcelona, with reports this past summer suggesting he dreams about representing the Catalan club again. As for Liverpool, the Reds will be powerless to stop the cultured midfielder from leaving.
With Thiago’s future uncertain, it will be interesting to see if he receives an offer from Barcelona in 2024. But for now, the Spanish international will be eager to overcome his fitness issues and return to action as soon as possible.