Mudryk Arsenal, Neto interest and more

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Is Xabi Alonso going to Liverpool or Bayern? I think he doesn’t know at the moment. So imagine me! It’s too early to know where he’s going, but I really think it’s going to be a really important month, I would say, because the discussion, the internal discussion at these two clubs have already started.

The advantage for Bayern is that they already have a structure in place, whereas Liverpool still need to hire a new director. The interest from Liverpool is absolutely there – they still want Xabi Alonso as a priority target, but both clubs, Liverpool and Bayern, have alternatives as well. They have other candidates because they know that it’s going to be not an easy fight.

Also, my understanding is that Xabi Alonso himself wants to take some time because he wants to focus on Bayer Leverkusen. They are doing something historical this season and he doesn’t want any distraction. So he knows about this interest, obviously, but at the moment he doesn’t want to sign anything or to agree with any club in February, in March, because his focus remains on Bayer Leverkusen.

Some important people at Leverkusen also hope he could be persuaded to stay for one more year. But my opinion, from speaking to some sources, is that it’s going to be very difficult. I think it’s a very small percentage that we see Xabi Alonso staying at Bayer Leverkusen in the summer.

I think there is going to be crazy interest in Leverkusen players so for sure. Someone like Alejandro Grimaldo has been fantastic but I’m not sure it’s going to be easy to negotiate for Grimaldo because he has a very long contract, so in this case probably Bayer Leverkusen feel protected at least for one more season.

In the case of Jonathan Tah, it’s a short contract so that’s different. In this case I think there could be some opportunity for Jonathan Tah, especially with Premier League clubs keeping a close eye on…

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Author : Fabrizio Romano

Publish date : 2024-02-29 18:40:00

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