Playing in the Champions League final can be a great way for a player to potentially play the final game of his career at a particular club and a couple of Bayern Munich stars could certainly be about to experience that scenario.
Of course, whilst this season has been anything but ordinary, the transfer window has once again been flung open and there are a number of rumours to have already circled that may suggest some of the Bavarian’s stars will not be putting on the colours of the team once again in the future.
Bayern Munich have already managed to acquire Leroy Sane from Manchester City as they look to make additions and strengthen Hans-Dieter Flick’s squad in different areas of the pitch, however there is a real possibility that some of their stars will be leaving the Allianz Arena, as well.
Thiago has been heavily linked with a move to Premier League Champions Liverpool in recent days, with fresh reports suggesting that the Reds could be prepared to make an approach for him at the conclusion of the Champions League final. For those that fancy a bet on the action, they can use sportsbooks such as Betiton and follow everything that unfolds over here.
The Spain international has been a key component of Flick’s squad throughout the whole tournament and has put in a number of impressive performances, therefore making it hardly surprising that Jurgen Klopp is potentially interested in adding him to his own team.
The 29-year-old has made nine total appearances in the Champions League this season, providing his team-mates with two assists. However, it is his defensive work that will have caught eyes.
Sitting alongside Leon Goretzka in front of the Bayern Munich defence, Thiago has managed to achieve an impressive average of 3.4 tackles, 2.3 interceptions and 0.4 clearances as he has earned an average match rating of 7.79 for his contributions (per WhoScored).
Although his exit from the team is only a possibility and not reality, Philippe Coutinho’s time at the Allianz Arena certainly looks over. The Brazilian’s loan will not be extended at he club, whilst Sane will be handed the No. 10 shirt once the new season is underway.
Nonetheless, the former Liverpool and current Barcelona man could still play an important role for Flick’s side in the Champions League final as he proved what he could do against his parent club.
In the quarter-finals, Coutinho managed to score two against the La Liga side in just a 25-minute cameo, whilst he has also gone on to achieve impressive figures of three goals and three assists in the 10 total competition appearances for Die Roten.
An average of 3.3 shots per game at goal, as well as playing 1.4 key passes and completion of 1.6 dribbles per 90 minutes, the 28-year-old has shown just how effective he can be (per WhoScored).
If both of this talented individuals are at the top of their game and both manage to feature against PSG in the final, then Bayern Munich could be celebrating a sixth Champions League title and give both men a send-off they both perhaps deserve.
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