According to a report from the Daily Star, Premier League side Liverpool are interested in bringing back Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso to Anfield after his contract expires with Los Blancos next summer. The midfielder moved to Real Madrid from Liverpool in 2009, but is reportedly interested in returning to the Premier League side once again.
The 31-year-old Alonso has reportedly rejected a new contract from Los Blancos earlier this summer, but has also talked about how he did not want to move to the Premier League this summer to reporters. The center midfielder joined the Spanish club for £30 million in a summer swoop in 2009, but looks likely to sign somewhere else next summer after spending four seasons at the club, according to the report.
The center midfielder, who has also been known to play defensive midfielder for the club, started his career with Spanish side Real Sociedad, who broke through to the B team in 1999, before finally becoming a full-time player for the Spanish club in 2001. The Spanish international was extremely impressive at the side, appearing in 114 matches for the club in four seasons. Alonso then moved to Liverpool in 2004 for a £10.5 million fee where he made a name for himself, appearing in 143 matches while scoring 15 goals in the Premier League for the Reds and becoming a fixture in the Spanish national team.
Fiorentina have also been linked to Alonso, and believe they may have a strong chance at signing the player after he rejected the notion of joining the Premier League this summer according to the Daily Star report.