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Xabi Alonso to Join Bayern Munich
Eurosport, August 28th, 2014 2:44PM

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Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso, who retired from international competition with Spain earlier this week, landed in Germany on Thursday where he is expected to sign a two-year deal with Bundesliga champ Bayern Munich. News of Alonso’s impending transfer came to light during the unveiling of former AS Roma defender Mehdi Benatia as the latest addition to Bayern’s backline. At the news conference, Bayern finance chief Jan-Christian Dreesen and sporting director Matthias Sammer told reporters that terms with Alonso had “basically” been agreed and that the player would arrive later in the day to complete a medical.

"We have basically agreed terms with Xabi Alonso. He will arrive today for his medical," Dreesen said Thursday. "We are in friendly talks with Real and am confident that in one or two days there will be agreement with Real as well." According to Eurosport, Real Madrid would receive 6.5 million euros ($8.6 million) for the 32-year-old, whose Real contract runs until 2016.

Alonso is seen as a solution in the center of midfield for Bayern after losing both Javi Martinez and Thiago Alcantara to long-term injuries and then selling Toni Kroos to Real. "This is purely sporting decision because Alonso can instantly help us and boost our quality," Sammer said. "He can play top level soccer for at least two more years."

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