There are certainly some raised eyebrows here in the Football Transfer Tavern after the Daily Express claimed that Manchester United may well be willing to make an offer for Xabi Alonso.
The Real Madrid midfielder is a top quality player, of that there is no doubt, but one thing that has raised our eyebrows is of course the fact that the Spaniard spent a fair bit of time playing in the red of Liverpool and still holds the club in high regard – a feeling that is mutual according to the majority of Liverpool fans in the Tavern.
Alonso could well be deemed expendable at the Santiago Bernabeu but as one of our punters notes, that would certainly not pave the way for Sami Khedria to leave the club for either Arsenal or Chelsea – especially if Real Madrid allow Asier Illarramendi to leave on loan for the season.
Louis van Gaal could certainly do a lot worse than Alonso and we think that kind of quality would make a real difference to the United midfield.
Manchester United fans: Do you think that Alonso could become a summer signing? Would you accept him? Let us know your thoughts below.
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