‘I’ve made the most difficult decision of my sporting career’: Thiago bids emotional farewell to Bayern Munich ahead of Spaniard’s £25m move to Liverpool
Having been linked with the Spaniard all summer, Liverpool finally made a breakthrough in their negotiations with Bayern on Thursday after they agreed to pay a minimum of £20m over the next four years, along with £5m in add-ons.
The 29-year-old was made available by Bayern after he entered the final year of his contract, but posting on Twitter he bid an emotional goodbye to the Bundesliga giants.
‘Yes, I’ve made the most difficult decision of my sporting career.
‘I will close this chapter in this wonderful club, the club where I grew and developed myself as a player during the last seven years.
‘Victories, success, joyful moments and some hard times as well. But what I am most proud of is having arrived in Munich being a young man full of dreams full of dreams and leaving completely fulfilled and identified with a club, a history, a philosophy, a language and a culture.
‘Here I learnt how to love and respect a tradition which I say goodbye now but I will never forget the Mia San Mia.
‘Me and my family have lived amazing moments in the city, at Sabener Strasse, and of course, in our beloved Allianz Arena.
‘With you, my Bayern family who treated me so well and loved me every second.
‘My decision is purely sports related. As a football player, I want and I need new challenges in order to develop myself as I did here.
‘Bayern will always be my heimat, Eternal Thanks to you, Bayern.’