Home » La Liga, Latest » Xabi Alonso has signed a new contract to stay at Madrid

Spain midfielder Xabi Alonso has agreed a two-year contract extension with Real Madrid which will keep the 32-year-old at the club until 2016, he announced on his Twitter account on Wednesday.

In his fifth season at Real after joining from Liverpool in 2009, Alonso posted a photo of the inside of the club’s Bernabeu stadium with the caption: ‘This will continue to be my home for two more years. A pleasure to let you know. Very, very happy.’

Alonso’s current deal expires at the end of the season and the lack of an announcement of a new contract until now had prompted speculation he might accept a lucrative offer from an English Premier League club.

He has agreed a two-year extension with an option for another year and will be paid a net salary of 6 million euros a season, Spanish media reported.

Alonso’s poise and passing ability have been crucial to the Madrid club’s success in recent years and Carlo Ancelotti’s side have looked vulnerable when he has missed games through injury.

Hugely popular with the Real fans, they made it clear they wanted him to stay by chanting his name at recent home matches.

Alonso will miss Thursday’s Copa del Rey last 16, first leg at home to Osasuna as he is yet to recover fully from damage to an eardrum he sustained last month.

News of Alonso’s renewal comes on the day manager Carlo Ancelotti ruled out any movements in or out of the Bernabeu.

Alonso, Fabio Coentrao, Angel Di Maria and Alvaro Morata had all been linked with moves, with Manchester United said to be in for Coentrao and Arsenal for Morata.

However, Ancelotti said on Wednesday that the Spanish giants were not looking to bring in any new faces during the transfer window, nor let any players go.

He said when asked about the futures of Coentrao and Di Maria: ‘I’ve not spoken with them because there’s nothing. No-one is leaving and no-one is coming in.

‘We have a good squad. We don’t need anything.’

Related Posts

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.