Xabi Alonso, the big decision


By: Manu Tournoux

The Xabi Alonso saga has taken a new turn with the former Real Madrid star’s decision to stay at Bayer Leverkusen.

Alonso has been heavily linked with a return to Liverpool this summer to replace Jurgen Klopp at Anfield. The Basque coach has always refused to answer questions regarding his next departure, while Bayer Leverkusen is seeking the first Bundesliga title in its history.

His current contract at the BayArena runs until 2026 and Liverpool would have to pay a significant fee to break that link. Links with a return to the Santiago Bernabéu stadium have diminished in recent months following the renewal of Carlo Ancelotti’s contract.

Xabi should wait for Real

Ancelotti turned down the job as Brazil coach to stay at Madrid, with a new contract until 2026.
However, despite Liverpool’s temptation, former Bayer Leverkusen general manager Reiner Calmund advised Alonso to stay in Germany and wait for Ancelotti to be replaced.

I strongly believe that Alonso will be Leverkusen coach next season“, according to Diario AS.
As a player he won everything, including the Champions League with Real Madrid. Ancelotti has extended his contract, so there is no danger at the moment.

“If I were Alonso’s agent, I wouldn’t advise him to go to Liverpool to succeed Klopp. I would recommend him to stay at Leverkusen for another year or two and then perhaps replace Ancelotti. » No decision will be made until June, with Bayer Leverkusen currently ten points clear at the top of the Bundesliga and in contention for the round of 16 of the DfB Pokal and UEFA Europa League.

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