Thank god there was no Ruud Van Nistelrooy-esque screw up!
Xabi Alonso is set to train with his new Real Madrid team-mates after easing through a club medical on Wednesday morning that saw him complete his move from Liverpool, according to a report.
The Spanish international midfielder has completed the transfer that he publicly stated he wanted, and has been hailed as the last piece in Los Merengues’ jigsaw.
After jetting into the Spanish capital, Alonso proceeded from Barajas airport to the Clinica de La Moraleja to undergo a series of medical exams to prove his fitness, Marca state.
Having sailed through the tests without any problems, Madrid’s latest summer recruit was preparing to travel out to the Valdebebas training complex. (Goal.com)
I often wonder, well not often but on occasion, just what a medical of this kind actually involves? Running, yes? Checking the player’s body moves effectively under strain, perhaps they even include some form of mental test to make sure you’re not a complete dunce, but then if that were the case where would that leave the likes of Craig Bellamy?