Spanish star Xabi Alonso has agreed a two-year extension to stay at Real Madrid until 2016, reports BBC Sport.
Alonso took to his official Twitter account to reveal the news as he stated: ”I’ll be continuing at my home for two more years. It’s a pleasure to tell you this. I’m very very happy.”
A lot of speculations was going on regarding his future, with several clubs across Europe lining up move to land the skilful maestro. Chelsea were reportedly leading the race ahead of Liverpool and Manchester City to sign him on a short term basis, as the midfielder himself was keen on a move to Premier League.
Now after agreeing to stay for two more years at Santiago Bernabeu, all rumours are put to rest.
Alonso is keen to win more trophies with Real Madrid and wants to be a part of Madrid’s plans as they aim to win the elusive tenth Champions League title.
The dynamic midfielder has made just eight league appearances for the Galacticos this season as he was sidelined for most of the season due to a fractured metatarsal.
He returned to action three months later, but again sustained a eardrum injury in recent weeks which kept him out of the Copa del Rey clash against Osasuna and the league tie against Celta Vigo on Monday.
A valuable asset for both Real Madrid and Spanish national team, Alonso has the ability to direct play from the centre and link up the midfield with the attack. Signing him for two more years is a move that would benefit both the player as well as the club in future.
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