By Mukwuzi J oseph
Liverpool are have agreed a deal with Bayern Munich for Spanish midfielder Thiago Alcantara
The initial fee is £20m but add-ons could take this up to a total of £27m. Those add-ons are based on appearances and Liverpool winning trophies.
Thiago will sign a four-year contract and wear the No 6 jersey at Anfield.
Thiago helped Bayern win the treble last season, as they beat PSG in the Champions League final last month in Lisbon.
Thiago would be the Premier League champions’ second summer signing, after the arrival of Greece left-back Kostas Tsimikas from Olympiacos.
Thiago, who started his career at Barcelona, joined Bayern Munich in 2013 and has made 233 appearances for the Bundesliga champions. He won seven Bundesliga titles in a row and played in last season’s Champions League final victory over Paris St-Germain.