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Anfield return possible for Bernabeu midfielder?
Xabi Alonso has admitted he could return to the Premier League as his ongoing contract talks remain clouded in uncertainty at Real Madrid.
The Spain international is under terms at the Bernabeu until the summer of 2014 but his hesitation in committing his future has led to speculation.
Liverpool are reported to want to re-sign Alonso some three-and-a-half years after selling him to Real in a £30million deal and it is not yet out of the question.
“I’ve no idea what will happen,” World Cup, Champions League, Primera Liga and European Championship winner Alonso told Spanish media.
“I have not decided on my future. I will only stay at Real Madrid if I can offer the same level on the pitch as I can now and we will see what happens in the next few months.
“There is always a chance I could go back to the Premier League as I always enjoyed good times there.”
SOURCE: Sky Sports
Liverpool fans would of course love to see Xabi Alonso make an emotional return to Anfield but is there any chance the Real Madrid man could be lured back to Merseyside?
Well considering we are in effect talking about 18 months from now when the Spanish international will be closing in on his 33rd birthday then perhaps could be ready for a Liverpool swansong.
It’s clear the battling midfielder has a lot of affection for his old club and one would imagine that his reference to a Premier League return could only be with a view to moving back to Liverpool so perhaps in the future such a deal could occur.
Things have begun to unravel at Real Madrid over the past six months. Jose Mourinho guided the Bernabeu side to a La Liga title last term but has seen his side struggle for form this term and are now 16 points behind arch rivals Barcelona and even below city rivals Atletico.
Mourinho has had reported run-ins with Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Mesut Ozil and there has been talk that Cristiano Ronaldo is not happy at the club. All of this could be further fuel to speculation of Alonso’s willingness to run down his current deal and leave at the end of the 2013/14 season.
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