Former Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara has left the door open to a potential return to Camp Nou, though he says he is presently blissful at Bayern Munich.
Thiago, 26, left Barca for Bayern in 2013 and regardless of a lot of damage setbacks is closing in on 150 appearances for the German membership.
Many Barcelona supporters have been disillusioned when he was allowed to depart for round €20 million, with the Spain worldwide considered because the long-term inheritor to Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta.
There have been rumours that the Catalan membership will attempt to re-sign him and a return to the membership the place he spent eight years of his life shouldn’t be one thing he would rule out.
“Barcelona will at all times be my residence, not simply because I really like the membership, but additionally the town,” Thiago instructed Catalunya Radio. “I’ll at all times have a look at it with affection. You by no means know if I’ll return as a result of I’m actually blissful at Bayern, however soccer adjustments so much. Something can occur.”
Thiago has a contract with Bayern till 2021 and would not have any plans to depart within the near-future, however he acknowledged issues change rapidly from season to season.
“I renewed [my deal] final 12 months with the intention of staying for extra years,” he added. “However because the seasons go, you possibly can turn out to be roughly snug. The membership could possibly be going a technique, my concepts could possibly be [taking me] in one other route.
“Whether or not you are taking part in or not can change your concepts. I am very blissful right here now, enthusiastic about the season forward. The season’s so lengthy, you possibly can solely take into consideration [the current season]. After is while you say: ‘Was this season was good or not? How was it?’ However proper now I’m blissful right here.”
Thiago’s brother, Rafinha, continues to be at Barca, though he hasn’t performed since April after injuring the meniscus in his knee in opposition to Granada.
Throughout his time on the sidelines after two operations he has been linked with a transfer away from the membership, however Thiago has backed his brother to win his place again in Ernesto Valverde’s facet.
“Rafa’s matured so much since he obtained injured,” he stated. “He is realized care for himself higher and he’ll win a spot within the Barca staff [when he’s fit].”
Samuel Marsden covers Barcelona for ESPN FC. Comply with him on Twitter @SamuelMarsden.