Alvaro Arbeloa to reject MLS switch

Alvaro Arbeloa to reject MLS switch


Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa will reject offers to move to the USA in favour of staying at the Santiago Bernabeu, reports say.

Madrid-based daily Marca says the 32-year-old has attracted the interest of a number of clubs in the MLS where he could enjoy a final payday as he enters the autumn of his career.

And with the right back falling down the pecking order, Madridistas would forgive Arbeloa if he decided to take up the opportunity to play regular first team football elsewhere. The 56-cap Spain international found himself behind Daniel Carvajal last season and wil fall further behind in Rafa Benitez’ thought this season following the arrival of Danilo from Porto.

But Marca says despite options to move Arbeloa is settled in the Spanish capital and doesn’t want to uproot his family.

Should any US-based clubs decide to explore his signing though, they could face competition from Premier League side Liverpool, who retain an interest in taking the defender back to Anfield, where he played his football between 2007 and 2009.

Arbeloa, who grew up in the Madrid youth teams but left for Deportivo La Coruna, returned to Madrid in 2009 and has since gone on to make 143 appearances in La Liga.

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