Saturday, 21 January 2017

END OF AN ERA? Xabi Alonso looks set to retire at the end of the season

Bayern Munich midfield maestro Xabi Alonso is reportedly retiring from professional football at the end of the 2016/2017 season. According to sports bild, it is understood that Alonso has already notified the Bayern Munich hierarchy of his desires to call time on his illustrious playing career.

Alonso, who is currently under contract with the bavarian giants until the end of the season, joined Bayern Munich in the summer of 2014 after winning the uefa Champions league with Real Madrid. 
According to sports Bild sources, the German giants are hoping for a reconsideration by the 35-year old Spaniard owing to the good relationship between him and current head coach Carlo Ancelotti.

In a blissful career which has spanned over 18 years, Alonso is a two time European cup winner as well as a world cup winner with Spain. He has 2 champions league medals with Liverpool and Real Madrid respectively. He has won two German bundesliga titles, 1 German cup, and 1 German super cup. He also won the Fa cup, and Uefa super cup with Liverpool, and also the the spanish La Liga title and the copa del rey twice with Real Madrid.

Although, there has been no official statement from Alonso or Bayern Munich, there seems to be heavy indication that this might be the end of an era for one of the finest footballers to ever grace the beautiful game of football.

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