Liverpool Open Talks with Real Madrid Midfielder – Report

Liverpool have reportedly opened informal talks with Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso’s agent and are contemplating a move to bring the player back to Anfield in the summer.

The Daily Star reports the player has rejected an extension on his current contract, which expires in 2014,  and is open to make a return to Liverpool, a club where he spent five seasons before joining Real in 2009. However, the deal hinges on Liverpool’s ability to offer the Spaniard a lucrative contract, better than the £80,000-a-week salary plus bonuses he is currently earning in Madrid. The La Liga club are reportedly ready to increase Alonso’s pay, in order to persuade him to stay, but the midfielder has his heart set on jumping ship at the end of the season.

Alonso is a widely revered figure across Merseyside, with the player playing an important role in helping Liverpool win the Champions League in his first season at the club. The Reds are expected to face competition from the likes of  MLS giants LA Galaxy and big-spending Russians Anzhi Makhachkala who are also interested in securing the player’s services. A move to either of the two clubs will guarantee a massive pay rise and a chance to get away from the vigours of top flight football.  

However, a return to Anfield is very much on the cards, with the player recently stating in an interview that he is still a Liverpool fan and is still “really attached” to the club and their fans. Moreover, a move to the cash rich leagues is likely to jeopardise his chances of travelling to the FIFA World Cup, scheduled in Brazil next year.


Posted on March 26, 2013, in News. Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. i hope that he will back to anfield

  2. go on

  3. Get rid of Allen for £10m, he’s getting 50k a week and playing so bad it hurts!! That’ll free up the funds to get Xabi on our payroll for 3 years YNWA

  4. that won’t be happended ……u liverpool guys keep dreaming

    • no way.. alonso didn’t play with his heart for madrid. his heart is in still lfc.. look at the other rich clubs.. how many of their players play not for their crests and for money? that’s why someday i believe ronaldo will return to MU because his heart is there..

  5. bring him.. he needs to teach our youngs boys like allen,henderson on how to play the game..

  6. Is better for us to sign good and active old player like alonso,bellamy,torres,macherano,kuyt. So that they can win trophy for us next season

  7. Is better for us to sign good and active old player like alonso,bellamy,torres,macherano,kuyt. So that they can win trophy for us next season.

  8. please GOD make ir happen please :(, Bring Alonso where he belong to please ….

  9. As a LFC supporter, the sooner the better

  10. im a liverpool fan but i am a real madrid fan 2 so i dont know what 2 say

  11. See as long as Liverpool is away from champions league, no big player will sign in. and Liverpool now needs some quality players. We cannot just rely on the young guns

    Alonso is a good buy. go for it Liverpool

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