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Arbeloa open to Spain return

18 June 2009 01:46
Liverpool full-back Alvaro Arbeloa has intimated that he would be open to a potential return to Spain with Real Madrid. Arbeloa, 26, is reported to be interesting a rebuilding Real and the Reds already appear to have sounded out a replacement amid claims of a £15million deal for Portsmouth and England defender Glen Johnson. The Spain international joined Liverpool from Deportivo La Coruna in January 2007 but has refused to rule out a return to the club where he progressed through the youth ranks. "I am happy at Liverpool, but I have something to prove in Spain as I did not show my best form in La Liga. One day, I'm sure I will return," he said. "It is always nice to be linked to big teams - even to this Madrid side in a time of transition. They are working hard to build a great team. "I have one more year remaining on my Liverpool deal, but anything can happen. "A contract renewal is in the air. I am contracted for one more year, but if Liverpool get an offer, they will consider it. It is all in the hands of my agent."

Source: ESA