Liverpool Lose All Hopes Of Getting Back Xabi Alonso Again
Liverpool have suffered a blow in re-signing their former midfielder Xabi Alonso next summer after Spanish journalist Pipi Estrada revealed that the Real Madrid midfielder is likely to sign a two-year deal with a club in the United States.
Alonso left Liverpool in 2009 and completed his move to Madrid, which saw the Spanish capital club play €30million for his services. However, the Los Blancos are not yet convinced in handing the midfielder a new deal, who will turn 32 next month.
According to Estrada as quoted in Punto Pelota, the Spanish international is not keen on signing a contract extension and looking for a new club in another continent. He claims that Alonso has set his sights on joining the Los Angeles Galaxy or New York Red Bulls next summer.
Madrid are ready to allow Alonso go on a free transfer after his contract runs down and the midfielder is looking for a move to the West along with his family.
“Xabi Alonso believes his Real Madrid cycle has finished and wants, with his family, playing in a new league, in another country and experiences another culture,” Estrada was quoted as saying in Punto Pelota.
“After the Tolosa are two franchises in Major League Soccer (MLS), the New York Red Bulls and Los Angeles Galaxy. Alonso is about to turn 32, and if just one of these two sets, signed for the next two years,” he added.