Real Madrid are launching a triple raid on Liverpool.
Real Madrid ready spend spend spend!
Sport says Real are ready to offer £60 million for midfield pair Javier Mascherano and Xabi Alonso, along with fullback Alvaro Arbeloa.
However, the offer still falls short of Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez’s valuation, who rates Mascherano and Xabi at £35 million each and Arbeloa at £8 million.
Benitez has already rejected a separate £3 million offer from Real for Arbeloa this week.
The Source: (tribalfootball.com)
What is it with Real Madrid? Are they attempting to buy three separate world class elevens and then enter them all into La Liga in the hope they can topple Barcelona? Rafa won’t want to lose any of the three that Florentino Perez is trying to subtly to purchase and therefore this valuation will not make a damn bit of business, the only worry for the Liverpool boss is whether any of the trio really wants to leave.
Alvaro Arbeloa will probably leave and comments from Xabi Alonso this week have confused the issue somewhat. Javier Mascherano’s agent seems ready to do the deal so that he can get his percentage so in many ways the boss needs to make it clear to these three that they need to pledge their future at Anfield and if not Benitez will then have to get as much cash from the sales as possible, in much the same way Sir Alex did with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Trio to Real Madrid: All the fans will be hoping it’s just one from the three to leave.