From the looks of it, Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso is ready to walk away from the Merseyside club after coming to terms on a weekly salary with Juventus.
The Sun reports that Alonso and Juve have agreed on a deal that would pay him £70,000-a-week, however any possible deal that could be concluded quickly is being hampered by Liverpool’s inability to part with Alonso for anything less than £16m.
Juventus have agreed terms with Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso but have to agree a fee with the Reds, who want £16m compared to the Italian club’s £14.5m offer. (The Sun)
Do you sense a common theme here? First Rafa couldn’t part with Scott Carson for anything less than £10, and now he won’t let go of Alonso for £14.5m. I understand the need to be a shrewd businessman, but if Rafa is planning on buying any big names this summer, then he’s going to have to make some compromises when it comes to moving some of his bigger name players.
Do Liverpool supporters think Rafa is correct in telling Juve to pay £16m or leave? Or do you think it’s time the ‘goateed-one’ got going on his transfer plans and sold Alonso for £14.5m?