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Jun 26, 2020, 6:00:00 AM

Alcantara May Leave Bayern Munich in Transfer Window

Bayern Munich has been offering contract renewals to multiple players on their roster. Some have re-signed but Thiago Alcantara has not signed an extension.

Bayern started to hand out extension offers in May when they gave offers. Manuel Neuer, Alphonso Davies and Thomas Müller are the players who have decided to re-sign with the team. Alcantara and David Alaba are the other two players that have not made a final decision just yet if they want to remain with the team.

This has led some rumours floating around that Alcantara may leave the squad. Reports have said that he is holding out on signing because he is looking if any teams will field offers for him. There are several factors that need to be considered here because he has a fixed role for Bayern.

In Hansi Flick’s system, he had a hard time at first. In the first two months, he was in and out of the starting lineup but after the winter break, he showed marked improvement and has become a mainstay in the first XI.

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Alcantara and Joshua Kimmich has become one of the most formidable partnerships in the midfield. However, it is not all positive for Alcantara because he has struggled with a couple of injuries ever since the Bundesliga returned in mid-May. His absence has meant that Leon Goretzka has found more playing time and he has established some chemistry with Kimmich in the centre.

Even if he is out, his absence is still felt because they have lost a prominent playmaker from the midfield. He is one of the most vital players in the squad because he has a great passing vision and he can dribble the ball as well as any player on the pitch.

Alcantara was actually involved in transfer talks for a while now, dating back to the 2017-2018 season. He was linked to a move back to Spain to Barcelona or Real Madrid but the club and himself decided that Bayern was the best place for him.

They were not wrong because he has been one of the main players on the team who helped them win the last two domestic titles.

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Words: Cholo Martin

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