Does this spell the end to incessant Real Madrid move rumours…probably not!
In another massive boost to Liverpool’s title hopes, Alonso is ready to commit himself for another season.
Alonso WILL be part of the club’s Far East tour having rejoined the squad ahead of a friendly in Vienna tonight.
Real Madrid had set a deadline of this weekend for a £27m transfer, but that will pass without a deal and they will not be encouraged to bid again. (News of the World)
If this is indeed true then it’s great news for Rafa Benitez and the club’s fans. Alonso had been pushing for a move to the Bernabeu but Liverpool had fought off the advances of Real Madrid by placing a valuation on the player that the La Liga giants decided to haggle over, resulting in a stalemate and now the Spanish international appears to have decided to give the club another season their improving search for that elusive Premier League crown.
Such news may also leave the club with less transfer funds to invest in new purchases but the Anfield manager may feel he has enough strength in his team to not have to make any more major moves in the transfer market.