As Xabi Alonso moves closer and closer to joining Bayern Munich, we observe and try to understand what the German Champions are upto.
Xabi Alonso has passed his age, of course, but is known as one of the best ball distributors in the world. With the departure of Toni Kroos, it was obvious that they would sign a midfielder. But seeing that Bayern is on a country that promotes youth more, it was surprising to see them move for Xabi Alonso. However, there may be a reason.
The pivot of Xabi Alonso and Bastian Shweinsteiger would give Bayern one of the most experienced holding midfield in the world. Xabi Alonso's unreal vision could help Gotze, Muller, Robben, Ribery and Lewandowski amazingly.
More over, Xabi Alonso could be a great proper Central Midfielder, whilst Javi Martinez has a more defensive role. Shweinsteiger and Xabi Alonso together can share the role, because both of them have injuries very frequently.
Lastly but most importantly, to have stalwarts like Xabi Alonso would have a very positive positive effect on youngsters like Thiago Alcantara, Sebastian Rode and others who are looking to become critically passing midfielders.
Xabi Alonso is technically gifted, has good leadership, passes amazingly well and is sort of an icon. The only downside I see is he won't be moving around and working hard, he will only read the game. Because no matter whatever the age, Xabi Alonso will also read the game well.
There is also, to conclude, the spice about an ex-Barcelona manager to sign a Real Madrid star.