Whilst it’s fair to say that Xabi Alonso is someway of his glorious best at present he is clearly a player who Liverpool need to fight to keep hold of. Anfield regulars know that the Spaniard is not just the scorer of fantastic long range efforts, he also gives the team a lot more besides. However there are reports emerging surrounding a potential swap deal
Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso is an £8m target for Spanish giants Real Madrid, who will also offer Ruben de la Reid as part of the deal. (The Sun)
Ruben de la Red is looking like a player whose star is beginning to fade. The 22 year old has been farmed out to Getafe as Bernd Schuster doesn’t see him as good enough to be part of the league leaders plans, so why the hell would Benitez be swayed by this swap? Clearly he wouldn’t, I trust the bearded one to turn this deal down!