It has been claimed today that Liverpool have told Real Madrid they will have to bid £35 million if they are to have any chance of signing Xabi Alonso. The Spanish midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to the Bernabeu all summer, however as of yet, Real are yet to make a bid.
£35 million is a hell of a lot of money and it has got me thinking, is Alonso really worth that much? I'm undecided, but what do you think? Please leave your comments below.
No. He's not worth £35m. If Ronaldo is worth £80m then Alonso is worth £160m
In a word- no.
However, looking at Madrids spending this summer, xabi for 35m wouldn't look out of place.
More to the point, Rafa's probably thinking that selling xabi also means having to sign someone else who will fit into the key role and do so instantly, and only a big signing would be able to do that, so he would need that much. So whilst he may not be worth 35m thats how much his value is to liverpool, if you know what i mean.
Let me put it this way, in the current clown market anything less than 30 million for Xabi Alonso would be an absolute joke of a bid. If the likes of Berbatov, who looks absolutely impotent virtually everytime he plays and couldn't hope to score a goal from further than 6 yards out, goes for 30 MILLION then 35 for Xabi is actually underwhelming.
I hear people talking about his age as an argument for said price tag being far too hefty. Obviously that is a borderline retarded opinion because age(or the loss of pace/injury worries) has no effect on Alonso's style of play. A player who relies stricly on pace will typically get much worse with age much like the 80 million Ronaldo, who if you honestly believe would ever beat 2 players in a row with his dribbling and stepovers if he was stripped of his pace... well you need to get your head checked.
Alonso is an intelligent CM/playmaker who can dictate the tempo from any part of the pitch at any time. While he may get even slower with age he will never lose the knack for a pinpoint pass whether it be 5 yards or 50 and his passing/range is far superior to anyone in europe and yeah that does include Xavi Hernandez. It is the same with Hyypia; never had pace, doesn't have it today, never needed it, never will.
Kaka isn't really worth 56 million either, he is injured for large chunks of the season, every season, and is also a player who relies heavily on pace and he is Alonso's age as well, I wonder who will go on the premature "once was" scrapheap sooner. What about RIBERY? He scores NO GOALS in the BUDESLIGA which oozes goals and isn't even close to the EPL and have you heard the prices that they put on his head? At least Ronaldo bags em Ribery just prances about hugging the line all day and his price should be 3 times that of alonso?
Yeah any other time it would be alot, nowadays it is a perfectly fair price. Any player of worth starts out at around 30 million and Xabi is certainly that. 18 million is way too little for a player who dictates the tempo in one of the most powerful teams in the world, 18 million actually puts him on even ground with Carrick and THAT is a real insult.
Alonso is worth more than 35m as he already proved himself in LFC. He has developed and matured in LFC since joining Anfield and the contribution made is positive.
Alonso is worth more than 35million,
and to liverpool alonso brings a lot to the game and rafa doesn't want to let go of him easily so if he is to go they want a lot of money for him i guess.
I must say I don't agree . You can't say the prices of the like of Kaka and CR are the standard of the market . But Real Madrid , because of their financial potency , they placed huge bids , not for the value of the players , but for changing the mind of their clubs . Would you think Manchester United would let CR for a standard market price? And their prices were raised because of their awards .
I don't think that Ronaldo is worth , technically , for the value he puts in on the pitch , more than 30 m .
A fair price for Xabi Alonso , IMHO, would be 20 m.