The Germany international, currently at the World Cup with his country, believes Thiago would be a good signing for Barça.
Talking to BILD, he said: “I would like to have Thiago at Barca. His playing style suits us and from our viewpoint he is an interesting player.
"Thiago is a special type of player. He definitely would offer us different possibilities.
"If a transfer happened, it would be brilliant both for him and for us."