So another swap deal is doing the rounds involving Liverpool’s industrious Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso, this one, like many others, doesn’t make sense to me, which given the source of the rumour, shouldn’t surprise anyone!
Real Madrid want Xabi Alonso so will offer £8million and Ruben de la Red’s (valued at £7m) in a swap deal, says The Sun.
Alonso is a quality player and rumours of his homesickness are the only reason any such deal is even being spoke of. Ruben de la Red’s career has faltered and he is not worth in my opinion of a) being in a swap deal with the excellent Alonso and b) would be nothing but a squad player at Anfield and therefore there is no sense in this swap.
Apologies to Liverpool fans for using this source but this does help illustrate just how silly this swap deal really is!