Date:28th July 2009 at 9:27am
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Reports today say that Xabi Alonso flew into Madrid last night as he seeks to complete his move to Real Madrid. It is said that Liverpool have given Madrid 48 hours to come up with the cash to complete the deal. “How much do we really want for Alonso?” no one seems to know. Madrid do not seem to want to pay much for Alonso. The Spanish giants’ president Florentino Perez said: ‘Some people obviously thought that because we said we wanted more Spanish players, they could ask for fees which don’t correspond to reality.’

It is funny how the price of English players in England is astronomical! Just look at how much we spent on Glen Johnson. So now Spanish teams do not want to break the bank for Spanish players? That does not make sense. Madrid should pay a high price for Alonso thus I agree with Rafa for sticking to his guns and saying he does not want anything less than £30million for Alonso.

But now that Alonso is in Spain, I will not be surprised if we hear any second now that he has completed his move to Real and they have accepted to give us the cash. Watch this space as we will keep you updated on the latest news with regards to Alonso. Hopefully in the next 48 hours we will know what is happening.