Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara is hoping Xabi Alonso will sign a new contract and extend his stay with the club.
The veteran playmaker's deal runs out at the end of the current season and he is reportedly stil undecided about his future and rumours are beginning to surface about a possible move in the winter transfer window.
However, Thiago is a big fan of the former Real Madrid man and believes he still has plenty to offer Bayern despite the 34-year-old's age.
"Xabi is an old man in a young man's body," Thiago told TZ. "It would be great if he stayed at Bayern. He shows us how to play football."
Alonso himself revealed that he would not rush into making a decision.
"There is no news regarding my future as of yet," he added. "But there is no rush to make a decision. There is still plenty of time."