Liverpool-bound Thiago bids farewell to Bayern Munich with emotional message, Watch Video

Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Thursday confirmed that Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantra is leaving the German club to join Premier League club Liverpool.

British media reported the deal will cost the Premier League champions around 20 million pounds ($25.81 million) with five million pounds in add-ons.

Thiago will leave the German giant a year before his contract is set to expire and is expected to sign a four-year deal with the Anfield club.

Ahead of leaving Bayern, Thiago has said his goodbyes to the club in a touching Twitter video.

Thiago said that it was the most ‘difficult’ decision of his career to depart Bayern after seven years.

“Forever grateful @fcbayern,” the midfielder tweeted.

“Bavaria will always be a piece of home for me. #MiaSanMia.”

Earlier, Bayern manager Hansi Flick 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.”