When you are in Barcelona and behind the likes of Xavi, Iniesta, and Busquets in the pecking order, a dearth of playing time was always going to an issue. The story of Thiago Alcantara runs on the same line. The Spain international graduated from the Barcelona academy add was a part of four league titles along with a Champions League honor with the Catalan giants before he left for Bayern Munich in 2013. Thiago has never looked back since then and has emerged as one of the most crafty midfielders of the Bavarian powerhouse.
“Anything can happen”
The former Barcelona player has now become a well-established figure in German football, if not the European level. Blessed with excellent offensive as well as defensive ability, Thiago is technically very good at the ball. He has been a pivotal part of Bayern side in past three years after a comeback from injury in 2015. Even though the midfielder looks well established at Bayern, he has still hinted at a potential Camp Nou return saying “anything can happen”.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) November 10, 2017
I will always look there with affection
The Bayern Munich midfielder has hinted that a possible Barcelona return can’t be ruled out. As per El Club de la Mitjanit (via Sport), Thiago is happy with his life at the Allianz Arena but he pointed out that Barcelona would always be his home.
“Barcelona will always be my home and not just because I love the club, but the city too. I will always look there with affection. You never know if I return, because I am very happy at Bayern but football changes a lot, anything can happen.”
Thiago has played a majority of his club football under Pep Guardiola, both in Barcelona as well as Munich. After four league titles with Barcelona, the 26-year old has added four Bundesliga titles to his collection. While his days at Bayern have been gold, a potential return to Spain can’t be denied. Barcelona themselves are looking for a quality midfielder as Iniesta continues to age and Andre Gomes continues to underperform. As far as Bayern are concerned, they would not like him to move away, and if he decides to move Barcelona might have to pay a hefty fee given that he is contracted until 2021 with the Bavarians. The Catalans were linked to Verratti and Coutinho this summer, but would the former academy graduate suit their bills better? Would you like to see Thiago back at the Camp Nou? Tell us through your comments.