5 Reasons Why Xabi Alonso Transfer to Bayern Munich Will Hurt Real Madrid

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5 Reasons Why Xabi Alonso Transfer to Bayern Munich Will Hurt Real Madrid
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Real Madrid confirmed on Friday morning that they have reached an agreement with Bayern Munich for the transfer of midfielder Xabi Alonso.

Alonso has been a near ever-present in the starting XI since joining Madrid from Liverpool in 2009 and was a cornerstone of the side who won last season’s Champions League, despite being suspended for the final itself.

It was a surprising move and one that is likely to have a negative effect on Madrid’s season.

Here are five reasons why Alonso’s transfer to Bayern Munich will hurt Real Madrid.

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