Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Xabi Alonso is linked with a sensational return to Liverpool.
Xabi Alonso could be set for a sensational return to Liverpool after casting doubt over his future at Real Madrid, according to the Daily Express.
The Spanish international is not negotiating a new contract at the Bernebeu, which could prompt a move away from the club as early as January. The Express claim Liverpool would be interested in re-signing the midfielder with Alonso understood to ‘favour’ a move back to Anfield when he does leave Madrid.
Alonso enjoyed a hugely successful five-year spell at Liverpool between 2004-2009 making over 200 appearances for the club, and played an integral part in their Champions League triumph in 2005.
The 31-year-old struck-up an impressive partnership with Steven Gerrard in the middle of the park and the pair could be about to line-up together once again if reports of a return to the club are to be believed.
Alonso has been a huge success at Madrid and played an important role in Jose Mourinho’s side wrestling the La Liga title from Barcelona’s grasp last year, but with his future up in the air and no new contract looking likely, a move back to Merseyside could be on the cards.
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Pass-master Alonso would fit in well with Brendan Rodgers new vision for how he wants Liverpool to play, and a midfield trio of Alonso, Leiva and Gerrard would be a mouthwatering prospect for Reds fans. But after splashing out big-bucks on Joe Allen in the summer, would Rodgers be prepared to sign Alonso and curb the Welshman’s development?
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