Liverpool transfers: Xabi Alonso will ‘wait’ before deciding Madrid future

Liverpool transfers: Xabi Alonso won't rush a decision over his future at Real Madrid beyond 2014, says the midfielder's father

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Xabi Alonso spent five years at Liverpool before joining Real Madrid Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

Xabi Alonso will not rush a decision about his long-term future, according to the Real Madrid midfielder’s father.

The Spain international’s current contract with Los Blancos is set to expire at the end of the 2013-14 campaign, but Alonso has given no indication of whether he intends to stay at the Bernabeu outfit.

The 31-year-old, who joined Real Madrid in a £30m deal from Liverpool in 2009, has been linked with a return to the Merseyside outfit in recent months.

And his father Periko, who won three La Liga titles with Barcelona and Real Sociedad in the 1980s, insists Alonso will wait before making a decision on his future.

“What he wants to do is to wait a bit to see what happens and how things go, and then, when the time is right, he’ll make the appropriate decision,” Periko told Marca.

“It’s as simple as that – there’s nothing else to it.”

Alonso rose to fame at Sociedad under the management of former Liverpool striker John Toshack, with the Basque outfit narrowly missing out on the league title in 2003.

But the Spanish midfielder’s father reckons Alonso is unlikely to return to his former club despite increasing speculation surrounding the World Cup winner’s future.

“Going home is always difficult, and anyway, Sociedad are pretty well stocked right now,” he added.

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