By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline
Published: 11:09 BST, 18 September 2020 | Updated: 11:44 BST, 18 September 2020
Thiago Alcantara has bid an emotional farewell to Bayern Munich's fans ahead of his £25m 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 told fans of Bundesliga giants he was moving on 'in search of new challenges'.
Thiago Alcantara has bid an emotional farewell to Bayern Munich ahead of his Liverpool move
'Yes, I've made the most difficult decision of my sporting career,' he said.
'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 that I am now saying goodbye to but which I will never forget.
Liverpool finally made a breakthrough in negotiations to