Reports in Spain today suggest Rafael Benitez could be willing to sell Spanish international Xabi Alonso if Real Madrid include two of their brightest young talents plus a substantial cash payment. Spanish newspaper AS claims that Benitez wants the Spanish giants to include Alvaro Negredo and Alberto Bueno in addition to £30 million to part with the midfielder. Negredo, 23, scored 19 league goals for UD Almeria last season following a move from the Bernabeu in 2007. Under his current deal Real Madrid own 50 percent of any potential deal for the player and also have a buy back option, which they would exercise if a deal can be agreed with Liverpool. The tall frontman (pictured, at left) recently told Sky Sports: “My future depends on Real Madrid, but I believe that this summer but it is logical that I am interested in playing in the Premier League and especially Liverpool.” Bueno, 21, is seen by Benitez as a star of the future after he top-scored in the 2006 Under 19 European Championship and scored 37 goals in 37 games for Real Madrid Castilla. Equally adept as a winger or as a second striker, the young man (pictured, at right) could play a key role in taking Alonso to Real Madrid. Talentspotter profile of Negredo LIVERPOOL FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Ian Rush, Craig Johnston Q&A Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres One on One Michael Owen, Nicolas Anelka, Kevin Keegan Boy's A Bit Special Danny Guthrie Ask A Silly Question John Barnes, Peter Crouch, Luis Garcia, John Aldridge Perfect XI Jamie Carragher What Happened Next? Julian Dicks And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate Liverpool players (and others) on Talentspotter
10 June 2009
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