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Bayern Munich chief Rummenigge admits Thiago exit emotional

Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge admits the sale of Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool has been emotional.

The Spanish midfielder completed a £25million move to the Premier League champions earlier this week after seven successful years for the Bundesliga giants.

Rummenigge said: "After the transfer was finalised, I saw Thiago in the parking spot waiting for me.

"He hugged me for five minutes, cried and thanked me for making it possible for him."

Thiago left Bayern Munich as a Champions League winner after he helped the German giants complete a sensational treble under head coach Hansi Flick.

The 29-year-old has also won the last seven Bundesliga titles with Bayern while he has also lifted four German Cups and the 2013 Club World Cup trophy.

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