Bayern Munich ace Thiago opens door for Barcelona return

Bayern Munich playmaker Thiago has sparked speculation regarding his future after admitting he will always see former club Barcelona as his home.

Bayern Munich playmaker Thiago has sparked speculation regarding his future after admitting he will always see former club Barcelona as his home.

The Spain international made the move from the Nou Camp to Bayern in July 2013, after Pep Guardiola insisted he be brought to Germany at all costs.

Since, the midfielder has flourished into one of the key figures at the Allianz Arena and played a pivotal role in their vast haul of silverware since.

Bayern Munich playmaker Thiago has sparked speculation regarding his future

Bayern Munich playmaker Thiago has sparked speculation regarding his future

Despite recently signing an extended contract with the Bavarian giants, keeping him tied to the club until at least June 2021, comments from Thiago this week have suggested his future career path may be a trip down memory lane.

'Barcelona will always be my home, not just because I love the club, but also the city,' Thiago told Catalunya Radio.

'I will always look at it with affection. You never know if I will return because I am really happy at Bayern, but football changes a lot. Anything can happen.'

'I renewed [my deal] last year with the intention of staying for more years,' he added.

Thiago has admitted he will always see his former club Barcelona as 'home'

Thiago has admitted he will always see his former club Barcelona as 'home'

The playmaker was brought to Bavarian by Pep Guardiola, who gave him his chance at Barca

The playmaker was brought to Bavarian by Pep Guardiola, who gave him his chance at Barca

The playmaker was heavily courted by English clubs before his move to rejoin Guardiola at Bayern, with Manchester United formerly among those showing high levels of interest.

The Spain international admits his ideologies and the club's may not always be the same, meaning a future move is not out of the question. 

'But as the seasons pass, you can become more or less comfortable. The club could be going one way, my ideas could be [taking me] in another direction,' Thiago said.

'Whether you're playing or not can change your ideas. I'm very happy here now, thinking about the season ahead. The season's so long, you can only think about [the current season],' he added.

Thiago joined Barcelona at the age of 14, progressing through the club's famed youth ranks to make his first-team debut in 2009.