Xabi Alonso continues to neglect Real Madrid’s offer of a new contract as his wish is to go on a free transfer next year.
According to El Economista, in recent weeks Los Blancos have again asked the Spanish international his future intentions and have been met with the same response of ‘patience’ from the player.
The same publication maintained at the beginning of this year that the 31-year-old had told the club he had no intention of extending his existing agreement, instead preferring to wait and see what his physical fitness was like at the start of 2014 when he could be persuaded to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu another season.
However, a recent groin operation that forced him to miss the Confederations Cup in Brazil is believed to have convinced him he is in the final stretch of his career, with Xabi himself dreaming of a return to England where he spent five successful years at Liverpool.
Although Los Blancos have always treated Xabi fairly, with his wages consistently having been increased by President Florentino Perez, it will still be a difficult issue to resolve if there is to be a happy ending for both parties.
Either way, the relationship between both club and player continues to remain excellent.