News emerging that won’t please fans of the Merseyside club!
Reports in Spain suggest Alonso and Anfield team-mate Alvaro Arbeloa will complete moves to Real Madrid in the next few days, if not hours.
Liverpool are losing the battle to hang on to 27-year-old midfielder Alonso, who is thought to be keen on a move to the Bernabeu.
Rafael Benitez is happier to cash in on right-back Arbeloa – who has a year left on his current contract – following the signing of Glen Johnson from Portsmouth for £17m.
The Source: (Daily Mail)
Other sources are also quoting this as more or less a done deal but don’t despair Liverpool fans, newspapers have been known to tell porkie pies to get attention, hard to believe I know. Juventus pulled out of the running for Xabi Alonso earlier today, or so I read, which would leave the way clear for Real Madrid to spend yet more cash.
Rafa Benitez will not want to lose the talented midfielder but his head may well have been turned by the attention shown by a club rapidly signing big names at an alarming rate. Less of a worry will be the imminent departure of Alvaro Arbeloa who seems fairly certain to leave the club before he even gets to say hello to his replacement Glen Johnson.
All in all this transfer window has been a troubling one for Rafa thus far, with a host of clubs tapping up top notch players from his first team squad.
Alonso/Arbeloa to Real Madrid: Looking worrying for the Anfield outfit!