Liverpool Beat Real Madrid into Submission Over £21m Midfielder!

Good news for Reds fans!

The Rumour

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Xabi Alonso: Not Real Madrid Bound!

Real Madrid have given up in their efforts to sign Xabi Alonso from Liverpool.

The Spanish side were keen on signing the midfielder but Liverpool insisted their player was going nowehere.

And sporting director Jorge Valdano said: ‘Liverpool have issued an official statement to the public – Xabi is a player who has little chance of joining Real Madrid.

The Source: (The Metro)

The Analysis

Thank god for that. It appears that Liverpool‘s official statement last week has done the trick and essentially put the kibosh on the La Liga side’s latest bit of world domination. There are signs that Xabi may have given long considered thought to leaving Anfield but I think the moment Gareth Barry went to Manchester City things may have become more stable.

Clearly Alonso is a talented individual who’s worth to the club has been proven by the repeated interest of others. Rafa Benitez will have had a word with his fellow Spaniard and made it clear to him that he is very much part of his long term plans and hopefully that will be that!

Note however that the Sporting Director and former Argentine striker made no mention of Javier Mascherano, another player the Anfield supremo wants to keep away from Madrid’s grubby cash laden hands!

The Likelihood

Alonso not going to Real Madrid: Jorge Valdano is a more trusted member of the Bernabeu staff than Florentino Perez so I think when he say’s they have given up the chase I believe it to be true!

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