Thiago Alcantara, who has agreed a deal to signal for Liverpool, says leaving Bayern Munich was the “most troublesome resolution” of his profession.
The Spain midfielder’s arrival has not been formally introduced by Liverpool, however Thiago, 29, has stated goodbye to Bayern in an open letter.
He’s signing for least £20m, plus £5m in add-ons, on a four-year contract.
“I made a decision to shut this chapter on this marvellous membership,” Thiago wrote.
“The membership the place I grew and developed myself as a participant over the last seven years.
“Victories, success, pleasure moments and a few laborious instances as effectively. However what I’m most happy with is having arrived in Munich being a younger man stuffed with goals and leaving utterly fulfilled and recognized with a membership, a historical past, a philosophy, a language and a tradition.
“Right here I learnt tips on how to love and respect a convention which I say goodbye now however I’ll always remember.”
In addition to successful the Champions League with Bayern final season, Thiago has gained seven consecutive Bundesliga titles, 4 German Cups and the Membership World Cup.
He will likely be Premier League champions Liverpool’s second summer time signing, after Greece left-back Kostas Tsimikas joined from Olympiakos.
“My resolution is only sports activities associated,” Thiago stated.
“As a soccer participant, I need and I want new challenges with a purpose to develop myself as I did right here.”