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OFFICIAL! Xabi Alonso rejects Liverpool and Bayern and announces that he will continue at Leverkusen

Published:29/03/2024 - 15:16h

Updated:30/03/2024 - 02:44h

Xabi Alonso, who was considered a possible replacement for Xavi at Barça, announced this Friday that he will not leave Leverkusen this summer. In this way, the Basque rejects Liverpool and Bayern, who wanted him on their bench

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"It has been a season with a lot of speculations on my future. We are very centred and have wanted to use this stop of selections for reflexionar more and take a decision. The past week, had a very good meeting with the directive, in where I informed my decision to follow here. Deal to take always the best decisions, everything of the most natural way possible and seat that here it is my best place to develop me like trainer. I seat that it is the best place. Jointing it all, have taken this decision". Of this way, Xabi Alonso has announced that it will not leave the Bayern Leverkusen this summer, as it expected by the strong interest of Bayern of Munich and Liverpool. However, the tolosarra has opted for following his project with the 'Die Werkself', with which probably will win this course the Bundesliga and will play the next Champions League.

The Basque, therefore, has refused to two giants as they are the 'reds' and the Bavarians, that aspired to convince him so that it led his new projects. The ones of Anfield saw him by projection, style and path inside the club like the ideal relief for Jürgen Klopp, that will leave to final of course, but at the end will have to look for another candidate. By his part, the ones of the Allianz thought that it was the best alternative after the fiasco that has supposed Thomas Tuchel, since it knows the entity and the own league, but also will have to look for other options. The ex mediocentro also spoke of this "no" to both. "They are big clubs and have strong bonds with them, but am in the place where want to be". It is not moment to decide my future now, want to develop me in the Bayer Leverkusen", indicated.

Xabi also explained in press conference that the changing room already knows that they will follow this together adventure and left clear that it is the best for his career. "I have informed to the players of my decision, am very grateful and think that is the best form to continue the together way. My work in the Bayer has not finished. I want to help to the players to desarrolarse. Here everything is fantastic. Still I am a young trainer and think that this is the best decision for my future", concluded.

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Now, in Madrid especulan that this decision could approach him a lot to Santiago Bernabéu like relief of Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian renewed until 2026 does some months, and just here is where finishes the current bond of Alonso with the Leverkusen, by what in this sense would fit perfect. Florentino Pérez already contemplated his candidature the past summer, after a bad campaign of the team with 'Carletto' at the front, but the tolosarra opted for being still in the Bayer. Now, if the one of Donosti exhausts his agreement in the picture of the aspirin, everything aims that it will be the favoritísimo to seat in the bench of the new stadium merengue inside two years.

On the other hand, the FC Barcelona also arrived to pose go to by the Basque when Xavi Hernández announced his decision to leave to final of season. By profile, style of game, personality and potential liked a lot in the directive, but his condition of exmadridista always planted him like an almost impossible option of fichar. Finally, the culés forgot of him and now confirms that his future to short and half term is in Leverkusen, where will play in League of Champions the next campaign.

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