Xabi Alonso

Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by kel varnsen, Aug 4, 2004.

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  1. Gooner_Stu

    Gooner_Stu Active Member

    The only reason i can think why he would be sold to anyone is for the cash they really need. Liverpools finances are much discussed and im sure its a 'sell to spend' policy in the Jan window. But if he was to be sold, i doubt Benitez will lower the price to anything below £16mil, maybe even higher now the pound is worse off to the Euro. And with Villa in 3rd and looking for Champions League football, will barry want to leave them for Pool? Its a drama plot worthy of Eastenders!!
     
  2. kamikaze80

    kamikaze80 New Member Elite

    nothing will happen with barry or alonso in january. if liverpool sell, it will be some of their **** purchases like that fullback that never plays. if benitez ever got his transfers right, they'd be a good team but he's always buying and selling and never has his squad settled.
     
  3. InWengerWeTrust

    InWengerWeTrust New Member

    Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is ready to cash in on Xabi Alonso to land Aston Villa midfielder Gareth Barry.

    The Mail on Sunday says with Aston Villa's hopes of playing in the Champions League next season virtually over, Barry is determined to get his dream move to Anfield this summer.

    To help finance the deal, Benitez has done little to dissuade Italian giants Juventus from pursuing their interest in Alonso. Alonso has been in outstanding form this season but his personal relationship with Benitez remains strained.

    "Alonso was not on the market last summer but Juventus came to us, so we had to talk," said Benitez.

    "I think it will be the same situation this year. I don't want to sell him but when there is a window you have to talk to see what price is being considered."

    <a class="postlink" href="http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/sport/football/article-1176790/Barry-8217-s-Liverpool-Benitez-offload-Alonso.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/sport/foo ... lonso.html</a>

    Back in for him this summer then?
     
  4. TomasCR

    TomasCR New Member Trusted

    It would be great but we have to think up something as he would be crazy to go to Arsenal.

    These stars don´t drink much, they´re not used to it. How about if some of us invite him to a nice pub, order a couple of strong drinks and when he´s soused, push the deal under, give him a pen and say "Sign it or I´ll not call you a taxi" or something. Thought it could work.
     
  5. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    If Benitez is foolish enough to even think of selling Alonso this summer we should pay whatever it takes to bring him here. Brilliant player, erfect for our playing style, wouldn't take anytime to adapt and would link up brilliantly with our attacking options. I'd be more thn happy to lose a fewsquad playersto Finance this move.

    Fail to believe Benitez would be foolish enough to sell though.
     
  6. True Gooner

    True Gooner New Member Elite

    Surely Benetiz wouldn't want to sell him after the season he's just had.
     
  7. Clrnc

    Clrnc Well-Known Member Trusted

    Imagine if we had him this season...
     
  8. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    Would be great, but his signing may have meant we didn't sign Arshavin.......... Alonso is defintely the calibre of player we require, but with Denilson, Ramsey, Song an Diaby all vying for a place next to Cesc/Nasri unfortunately can't see this transfer or any similar transfer happening as sad as that is.
     
  9. progman07

    progman07 Well-Known Member

    Xabi Alonso... some claim Denilson is as good as him. :lol:
     
  10. Arai

    Arai Moderator Moderator


    Ridiculous :lol:
     
  11. Zico

    Zico New Member Elite

    If he's available for less than 20 million, buy this guy and move to a 4 3 3. It's really as simple as that.
     
  12. Clrnc

    Clrnc Well-Known Member Trusted

    He really would be a good signing for us. After the season he has had with Liverpool, I still can't believe some of the people here is not rating him
     
  13. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven New Member

    What he has done for Liverpool is he has been able to push up and help them get the 3 points against defensive teams. We need a DM who can have an effect on goal which song or Denilson do not have all. Would be the best signing for us in my opinion.
     
  14. ricky1985

    ricky1985 Active Member Elite

    It's Myles palmer, so take it how you want to take it.

     
  15. kamikaze80

    kamikaze80 New Member Elite

    myles looking to score some hits with more of his bs.
     
  16. Viking

    Viking New Member

    Obvious Myles Palmer lies.
     
  17. AnthonyG

    AnthonyG Arse Emeritus Administrator

  18. Klaus Daimler

    Klaus Daimler New Member Trusted

    No, I reckon this is true. Definitely. We lost out on a player we wanted because we didn't fancy paying £200K more for his signature. It all makes sense now. Thanks Myles.
     
  19. SPF103

    SPF103 New Member

    I do agree with one thing he says though:

    "If new CEO Ivan Gazidis had been there in August 2008, Xabi Alonso would have signed and Arsenal would have had a different season."

    Gazidis, along with Kroenke/Usmanov, is definitely going to push Wenger into buying players this summer IMO. In the past where Wenger was the main man leading negotiations, the Arshavin deal would have broken down due to the wage disagreements. I'm relatively confident that we'll be able to get some new blood into the team to give us an extra push next season.
     
  20. truth_hurts

    truth_hurts Well-Known Member

    haha! remember when that statementwa made! definately one of the funnier points of view on here. Think some of the posters on here have more faith in Denilson (and others) than Wenger and the player himself!
     
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