Thiago Alcántara has posted a message bidding farewell to Bayern Munich after the German club agreed to sell him to Liverpool in a deal that could be worth €30 million in time.
With just one year to run on his contract, Thiago made it clear that he wanted to leave, leading to Bayern opening the door for a transfer to Anfield, where he will link up with Jurgen Klopp's Premier League winners.
The former Barcelona midfielder called the move "the most difficult decision of my life" in a recorded message, adding that "I will always be grateful to Bayern. Bavaria will always be home, in part, for me."
Thiago is now in Liverpool where he will finalise the details of his move to the English club, where he's set to sign a four-year deal.
Bayern coach Hansi Flick said: "He's an exceptional player that had seven successful years here. He's a wonderful person and a brilliant professional. It was emotional today when he said goodbye to us."
Klopp made Thiago his top target this summer as he looks to strengthen his midfielder with a player that has a great touch and vision of play. He will be given the No. 6 shirt.
Liverpool get a player that has just won the treble for a decent price because of his contractual situation in Germany. The Reds will pay an initial 25 million euros with a further 5 million in potential add-ons.
With Barça, who he left in 2013, Thiago won: 1 Champions League, 4 Ligas, 2 Copas del Rey, 1 Spanish Supercopa, 1 Club World Cup and 1 European Supercopa.
At Bayern, he won: 1 Champions League, 7 Bundesligas, 4 Pokals, 1 Club World Cup, 1 European Supercopa and 3 German Supercopas.
Here's Thiago Alcántara's tweet saying goodbye: