'Thiago could cause problems at Bayern Munich' | inside World Soccer

Former Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath has suggested that Pep Guardiola's signing of Thiago Alcántara could cause unrest at the club.

Thiago Alcántara poses with Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola during his official presentation
Thiago Alcántara poses with Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola during his official presentation

Photo: Reuters

Guardiola brought the 22-year-old from Barcelona in a €25 million deal earlier this summer, and Magath believes that the decision will come back to hurt him.

Speaking to Sport1, Magath said: "In my view it's a problem that a Spanish coach has signed a Spanish player.

"If he plays, his teammates will think it's because of that. If he doesn't play, the fans will start asking about the transfer fee paid for him.

"It's situation that Guardiola could have saved himself."

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