Xabi Alonso has left Bayern Munich after his formal retirement from football, reason why the whole of Ancelotti must study the candidates who can replace this Spanish striker. We have talked about several candidates, see who they are and why. Meanwhile, you can buy your tickets online for the new season.
World champion striker
Xabi Alonso retires at 35; his beginnings in Real Sociedad marked his footballing destiny. He was with this club during four great seasons and won, in 2003, the distinction of Better Player of the Spanish league.
He then spent nearly 5 years with Liverpool, where he won the European Champion title.
In 2009, he started with Real Madrid, a club in which he will win many titles, including the Spanish League, the Spanish Cup, and the Champions League; but also, he was seen consecrate himself as a footballer.
In 2010, he won the World Cup with the Spain Team in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and in 2014 he joined the team of the German club Bayern Munich.
Now, at 35, Xabi is leaving soccer and Carlos Ancelotti should look whoever fills the shoes of this great Spanish striker.
Who would replace Xabi?
The midfielder who belonged to Olympique Lyon has signed for Munich and will be among the replacements of Alonso. After an agreement of nothing more and nothing less 41.5 million euros, Lyon has let him go to the Bundesliga.
In addition to this amount, another payment of 6M was made for bonuses, Toliso being the most expensive purchase in the history of Munich.
The 22-year-old Frenchman has said he is very happy for the chance to play for a giant like Bayern Munich and his contract is for 5 years. Del Lyon says goodbye with 29 goals in 160 matches.
Another striker, who formally belongs to Bayern, is Kingsley Coman; a player that Juventus had ceded to the club of the Bavarians until mid-2017 with the option to buy. Now the Bavarian club has paid 21M to have Coman with them.
Both Tolisso and Coman have the task of covering the absence of Alonso and reinforcing the attacking strategy of Ancelotti.
They will team up with Robert Lewandowski and Captain Thomas Müller; and will share a jersey with midfielder James Rodriguez, who has just left Real Madrid to join the Bundesliga for 10M euros.
Another signing for the Bavarians was Sebastian Rudy (Hoffenheim), whom midfielder Arturo Vidal had proposed as a replacement for Alonso.
The 27-time German league champion has invested more than 100M in signings this summer and is almost ready to start the preseason.
He runs to buy his tickets online because soon will start another football season that promises to leave great memories for sports history. Bayern Munich will no longer have Xabi Alonso in the Allianz Arena field but is fortifying their attack tactics with ‘very good foot’.
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