Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick has revealed that the Bundesliga champions have bid an “emotional” farewell to Liverpool-bound Thiago Alcantara.
The Reds are in the process of bringing a long-running transfer saga to a close, with a deal worth an initial £20 million ($26m) has been put in place.
Jurgen Klopp has been plotting a raid on the Allianz Arena ranks for some time, with Thiago identified as a top target long before he helped Bayern to wrap up a remarkable treble in 2019-20 with a Champions League triumph.
The Bayern boss has told reporters of a player that he holds in the highest regard: “Thiago is an exceptional player who spent seven hugely successful years here.
“He’s a wonderful person and an outstanding professional. It was very emotional today when he said goodbye to us all. My coaching team and I enjoyed working with him. I can only congratulate Liverpool as they got a great player and especially a great person.”