Thiago hints at possible summer exit from Bayern

Thiago Alcantara has hinted he could be tempted into leaving German champions Bayern Munich this summer.

The Spain international arrived at the Allianz Arena in 2013 from Barcelona but has found it difficult to cement down a regular first-team spot, making just 67 Bundesliga starts during five seasons.

He also recently reacted angrily to being substituted in the DFB Pokal final loss to Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayern great Lothar Matthaus slammed the player’s performances in key matches this term, calling on the club to consider a sale.

Several reports are suggesting a return to the Camp Nou could be on the cards and Thiago, who insists his focus is on the World Cup, refused to commit himself to the Bavarians.

He told Mundo Deportivo: ‘Let’s see. I told you I renewed with Bayern last year but it’s very complicated. Football is very difficult. I’m very much about enjoying the moment. You don’t have to focus on the future.

‘Now, I’m thinking about the World Cup, I’m living in the present and if a moment comes for you to think about it, I immediately focus on the World Cup.’