Xabi Alonso ‘considering USA switch’

Xabi Alonso ‘considering USA switch’


Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso is considering a move to the USA when his contract expires at the end of the season, according to reports.

The 31-year-old has been linked with a number of top clubs in Europe, including Bayern Munich, PSG, and former club Liverpool. But according to Punto Pelota, the World Cup winner is keen on testing himself in a new league.

Although Los Blancos are still thought to be keen to tie Alonso down to a new deal at the Santiago Bernabeu, the central midfielder is believed to have reservations about how much football he’ll play for the club in his advancing years, with the club already able to call upon younger players such as Sami Khedira and Asier Illarramendi.

Some of the top clubs in the MLS would be able to afford Alonso’s wages, particularly the likes of New York Red Bulls or LA Galaxy. He would join other stars of the European league to head to the States to ply his trade. David Beckham spent four seasons at LA Galaxy after leaving Madrid, while Thierry Henry and Tim Cahill play for New York Red Bulls.

Punto Pelota claimed Alonso would be keen on a two-year deal before returning to his homeland to end his career at boyhood club Real Sociedad.