Bayer Leverkusen chief agrees with Xabi Alonso’s belief as ex-star deals setback to Liverpool (

This article contains affiliate links, and we will receive a commission on any sales generated from it. Xabi Alonso has confirmed that he will remain at Bayer Leverkusen next season. Bayer Leverkusen chief Simon Rolfes has revealed that he was never concerned about losing Alonso to Liverpool or Bayern Munich. Both clubs were thought to have been eager to appoint Alonso, with Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel set to leave their respective roles in the summer.

Alonso took it upon himself to quash the rumours by committing his future to the German champions for at least one more season. Rolfes expressed his confidence in Alonso staying throughout the entire process, stating that there was some interest from other clubs but he always felt that Alonso had a strong connection with Bayer Leverkusen and was keen to stay longer. Leverkusen may face a longer-term battle to keep hold of Alonso, who remains tied down until the summer of 2026 and is thought to have a release clause in the region of £13 million that will become active in 2025, potentially allowing him to leave the club next summer. Rolfes, however, is focused on the immediate goals of Leverkusen, aiming to win the DFB Pokal and Europa League titles to complete a historic treble.

He emphasized the team’s ambition and motivation to achieve success in these competitions and continue their winning streak. It remains to be seen if Alonso will end up joining Liverpool at some point in the future, as the Reds are still looking for a new manager to succeed Klopp next season. Ruben Amorim and Arne Slot are among the leading candidates for the position.

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