Liverpool Agree to Sale of Alonso

An reachable agreement to sell  Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid, subject to a medical. The 27-year-old joined Liverpool from Real Sociedad in August 2004.

On the Real’s website confirmed the news and added that Alonso will arrive in Madrid on Wednesday.

If the deal comes true,  Alonso will become the second Liverpool player to join the Spanish giants and it will bring to an end Real’s long pursuit of the Spanish international.

In July Real sporting director Miguel Pardeza was quoted as saying “Madrid don’t discard an option until it is truly impossible”, after reports suggested Liverpool wanted £50m for the midfielder.

It is believed Real returned with an offer of £30m that could rise to £34m depending on Alonso’s success in Spain.

Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez had tried to sell the Spanish international last summer as he looked to fund a move for midfielder Gareth Barry from Aston Villa.

However, Alonso did not want to move and a deal for Barry eventually fell through, with Alonso going on to play a key role as Liverpool finished second in the Premier League.

Source: BBC News


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