Arsenal are reportedly joining the hunt for Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara this summer, according to the Daily Mail.
The Spanish international, who has helped inspire the Bavarians to a Champions League final against Paris Saint-Germain this weekend, is out of contract next year and has informed the German club he will not be penning an extension as he wants to make one more big move.
With that in mind, Bayern are ready to sell Thiago this summer, with Liverpool reportedly interested in the player.
The 29-year-old is valued at £23 million and undoubtedly Arsenal fans will be excited about this news.
That’s because they know all too well just how impressive and influential Thiago can be.
In February 2017, Arsenal, still managed by Arsene Wenger, were comprehensively beaten by Bayern in a Champions League fixture.
The Bundesliga giants romped to a 5-1 win in the first leg at the Allianz Arena, with Thiago the star of the show.
As quoted by Goal, then Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti called it a ‘perfect performance’ from the Spaniard, who scored twice and dominated a flimsy Arsenal midfield.
Bayern went on to win the second leg by the same scoreline, securing a 10-2 aggregate win, heaping pressure on the fading credentials of Wenger.
Arsenal have not played a Champions League tie since and fans at the time were left stunned by Thiago’s performance.
Now it seems that the Gunners are hoping to bring the 29-year-old in for the final years of his career, in a deal that would undoubtedly be welcomed by Arsenal supporters.