Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Xabi Alonso Continues Madrid's Spending
Xabi Alonso is the newest player to arrive during Real Madrid's summer of spending an astonishing 220 million pounds. Madrid gave the Reds 27 million pounds, and will give a maximum of another 3 million pounds depending on the success of Alonso in his first two years at the club. Alonso signed a 4 year deal with the spanish giants, who have already bought Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka, probably two of the top three players in the world the other being Lionel Messi, who plays for Barcelona. Liverpool manager Rafa Benitex plans to replace Alonso with Roma midfielder Alberto Aquilani. Rafa would also like to buy Wigan's Lee Cattermole. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had this to say about Liverpool's upcoming season, "Liverpool have just had their best season for years, finished up with 86 points and still finished four adrift. It will be hard for them to match that,let alone improve. Other teams will read the better." During Alonso's five year spell at Liverpool, he scored 19 goals.