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Thiago Alcantara joined Bayern Munich from Barcelona for a reported fee of €25 million, signing a four year contract in 2013. He has developed himself as an integral part of the team and has won five Bundesliga titles in a row, as well as the DFB-Pokal, the DFL Supercup and the Club World Cup.
The midfielder has been a regular for the Bundesliga giants this season, scoring 7 goals and assisting 2 in 32 appearances in all completions. But failed to perform in two of their biggest games, he came off the bench against Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League and was angry for being substituted in the DFB-Pokal final defeat.
The 27 year old remains an important player for the club and showed his commitment by signing a four year contract extension last summer. Despite that, he has been heavily linked with a return to his former club Barcelona ahead of the summer transfer window.
The Spain International joined the youth academy of the La Liga giants at the age of 14 and made his senior debut for the club in 2009. He spend four years with the club before moving to Germany.
Thiago is ignoring all the speculations and preparing for the upcoming World cup but has admitted that he is not sure where he will play next season.
When pressed on whether he would stay, he told Mundo Deportivo: “Let’s see. I told you I renewed with Bayern last year, but it’s very complicated. Football is very difficult…
“I’m very much about enjoying the moment. You don’t have to focus on the future. Now, I’m thinking about the World Cup, I’m living in the present and if a moment comes for you to think about it, I immediately focus on the World Cup.”