Bayern Munich boss Hansi Flick has admitted that midfielder Thiago Alcantara wants to try a new league as speculations over his future continue.
Alcantara has been linked with a move to Liverpool and according to Flick, he is doing everything possible to have the player remain at the club as they now shift attention to the Champions League.
“The thing is, I always have hope. I'm actually always very positive about things. I also know, of course, that when you're at a certain age and you've already played in the Spanish league with Barcelona and in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich, you feel the need to experience another big league. That is quite normal and that is also human.
“I'm trying my best to make sure Thiago stays here and that you can convince him to stay. But that's one thing that time will show. We still have the Champions League ahead of us now and we have a lot of plans, also together with him,” Flick told reporters after their DFB-Pokal title win on Saturday.
The sentiments come days after the club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigg said that the 29-year-old had expressed his desire to leave the club.
The player’s contract with Bayern ends in the summer of 2021 and the club will be willing to listen to offers with his value said to be around £32million.
Thiago arrived at the Allianz Arena in 2013 and has won seven Bundesliga titles with the club.