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Alonzo May Join Up With Barry After All?

Is the man that allegedly kept Barry out of Liverpool about to pair up with him at City?

Vital Manchester City regular, C1TY SL1CKER send us the following article.

Reports in various newspapers in the last couple of days have been reporting that Xabi Alonso is one of many transfer targets for Manchester City.

Mark Hughes allegedly has a rather large, and impressive, list of players he wishes to bring into the club, the same list reportedly used to persuade Gareth Barry to join the club.

Liverpool's interest in Gareth Barry had been widely reported after they had had five bids rejected by Aston Villa last year, after refusing to meet the £18 million asking price.

It was very much expected that Liverpool would follow up their interest this summer, but were beaten by a swift swoop by Manchester City. It has now emerged that Liverpool would have needed to sell Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso in order to afford the £12 million paid by Manchester.

It has been revealed in the last few days however, that Liverpool's parent club, owned by Tom Hicks and George Gillett, has lost over £46 million is the last year, to top on to the owners already present debts. It is now expected that Rafael Benitez will a have his transfer budget slashed, and is expected to sell before he buys.

This need to sell for Liverpool has opened the door for the transfer of Xabi Alonso, a long term target of Real Madrid. Manchester City however would be willing to offer the Spaniard large sums of cash, regular team football and of course the bonus of not needing to move house.

Alonso's transfer seems more likely because of the alleged feud between himself and Benitez because of Alonso feeling he has never had a certain future at Liverpool since their interest in Barry.

Liverpool fans are likely to protest the sale of Alonso, a player of which many regard as important to their squad as Steven Gerrard. Manchester City fans on the other hand, would definitely welcome a move for the Spaniard, who would be teaming up with other midfield aces such as Stephen Ireland and of course Gareth Barry. Such a move however, may see the back of Brazilian playmaker Elano, who, despite expressing his interest in signing a new contract, has invited Inter Milan to make an offer for him.

Manchester City are also expected to try and complete their list of transfer targets before the squad fly out to South Africa in mid-July, as Mark Hughes has expressed his interest in smooth and swift transfers, before selling fringe players such as Gelson Fernandes and Benjani. City are reported to have a pre-contract agreement with Samuel Eto'o, who has reportedly been won over by large sums of cash and the club's ambitious plans. Other targets are said to include Carlos Tevez, Roberto Merino and Edin Dzeko.

Whatever happens, it is going to be a very interesting transfer market for Manchester City and its fans, who will start their attempt to challenge the top four within the next few years.

Many thanks C1TY SL1CKER.

The journalist

Writer: C1TY SL1CKER  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 8 2009

Time: 9:28PM

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I think the only people that are going to hate us more than the poor clubs are the big 4 and I can't see us doing any more deals with them in the near future (after Tevez, that is), I think we scraped Chelsea for as many players as we could get out of them, but I've no doubt that we *****ed off liverpool a bit by stealing Barry out from under them, and simultaneously leaving them with no viable replacement for Alonso.
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08/06/2009 21:42:00

Hahahahahhaha Xabi to City. Why would he come to City when real Madrid wants him? Why would Liverpool sell to City when they lost out on Barry to you guys? A. Xabi could stay with Liverpool and enjoy the love and respect the fans give him B. Xabi could move back to sunny Spain and be part of Real Madrid revolution and play along side Kaka and other great player that will join them. C. Xabi could sign for City and be hated by Liverpool fans and the whole league and be accused of going there for $$ along side Barry and Robinho
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08/06/2009 22:43:00

Klutch, why then did Robinho leave Real Madrid to come to City? Within a season I forecast you will know why. City are on the up and Eastlands is the place to get a slice of the action.
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09/06/2009 00:08:00

let me think about that for a second...... o ya for MONEY. Robinho doesn’t care about trophies, Robinho doesn’t care about City all that he care about is his bank account. I agree with you that City is on the up but there are some players your club just like Chelsea will never get. Kaka turned you guys down and went to Madrid not for the money as he would have made more at city but for a chance to wear a Madrid shirt and ill bet 100$ that Xabi would turn you guys down and either stay at Liverpool or go to Madrid. Yes you guys are on the up but the only players that your going to get for a long time are players that care more about money then they care about city. You'll never get players like Garrard, Torres, Messi, Kaka and other great of the game but you will always get players like Robinho, Eto and Barry that care more about them selves then they do about the club just like Chelsea and you guys will also have Chelsea problems in a couple of years when big egos come with big salaries to your little club.
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09/06/2009 00:35:00

I would love to see him come but I seriously doubt that it will happen..
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09/06/2009 03:58:00

Real Madrid *****ed off Robinho when they tried to sell him and buy Ronaldo in his place last summer, thay's why he left them. He came to City for the money, you were the club who paid him the most. If Alonso, not Alonzo, leaves Liverpool, he will go to Real Madrid or Juventus, not City.
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09/06/2009 05:24:00

Barry and Alonso are identical - but alonso is far superior with his passing, techinque and how he directs play from deep positions. Its pointless having two slow paced midfielders in the centre of midfield. City should have tried to signed alonso first. I think xabi will leave liverpool - either real or barca will get him.
enzo city
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