He hasn’t always had the easiest of times since he left Barcelona in 2013, he had to struggle to win a place at Bayern, but now that he has, keeping him for as long as possible was a priority for the German club, and they made sure to do something about it.
We are very happy that we have been able to tie this outstanding professional to the club for the long term
Bayern president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the club’s official website after it was announced that Thiago Alcantara signed a contract extension that will keep him in Munich until 2021.
Thiago is one of the best and therefore most popular midfielders in Europe
Rummenigge added, implying that Bayern were aware of plans other big clubs had to lure the Spain international away from the Allianz Arena.
As for Thiago himself, he couldn’t be happier after signing his contract extension;
My family and I feel very comfortable in Munich. Everything suits us here. I want to win many trophies with Bayern in the future
he said. The news about Thiago come soon after Bayern signed a three year deal with Kingsley Coman. Both under 26, Thiago and Coman are seen as players on whom Bayern can count on for years and years to come.