- Dec 21, 2015
- Favorite Player
- Wesley Sneijder
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Best Overall Poster
I think Xabi ends up in Madrid beginning in '25/'26. Carlo signed a new deal but I don't expect that he'll last the entirety of it. It would benefit Xabi another year with Leverkusen and having a CL campaign before stepping into the fire at Madrid. He's in his early 40s, he has time to be patient.
If Leverkusen wins the title i don't know if there's a reason for Xabi Alonso to stay. Keeping Bayern away from the title two seasons in a row? It would be quite an achievement as Hitzfeld and Klopp are the only ones who have done it in the last 30 years but playing in CL could harm Leverkusen results in Budesliga. I know they manage in all fonts this season but CL is at another level compared to Europa League. Leverkusen doesn't have the squad depth to be competitive everywhere and fight for the title again.
I also believe Xabi Alonso will eventually end up at Real but since Ancelotti extended he could also go to Bayern before moving to Real. It would also be typical Bayern to bring Alonso after losing the title to him.