Report: Rodgers weighing up Alonso bid

Reports emanating from the United Kingdom believe Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is considering making a move for former club favourite Xabi Alonso.

Football News: Xabi Alonso

By FOX Sports staff

The deep-lying playmaker had five memorable seasons at Anfield, where he helped the club win the 2005 UEFA Champions League, before leaving for current club Real Madrid in the summer of 2009.

Although he remains a first team regular at the Santiago Bernabeu, Alonso turns 32 in November and some haved claimed Los Blancos' recent purchase of talented youngster Isco is a real hint that his days at the club are numbered.

And according to the Daily Mail, a return to Liverpool could be on the cards for the Spain international as Rodgers is keen on adding more talent to his squad after failing in his bid to sign Shakhtar Donetsk's Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who is set to join Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.

The report believes the only stumbling block to the prospective move for Alonso is Liverpool owner John W. Henry's reluctance to invest £10million for a player that is over the age of 30, given their transfer policy in recent seasons has been geared towards building for the future.

Already this summer, Rodgers has secured the services of Luis Alberto from Sevilla, Simon Mignolet from Sunderland and Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo, while 32-year-old Kolo Toure was signed on a free transfer from Manchester City.

While a move for Alonso would indeed be a short-term solution, it would go a long way in appeasing the increasingly restless Anfield faithful, given how the Spaniard is still a revered figure at Liverpool.



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