Xabi Alonso confirms Bayer Leverkusen stay

Bayer Leverkusen head coach Xabi Alonso has confirmed that he will stay at the club amid interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid.

Speaking ahead of B04’s Europa League semi-final against AS Roma, Alonso said: “I’m very happy with the team and with the club. I don’t worry about my future. I have full focus on what I want and I’ve discussed it with everyone who needs to know.”

When asked by Sport Bild whether he would be in charge of Leverkusen until at least 2024, Alonso replied: “Yes, that’s correct.” Effectively putting an end to rumours of a departure this summer despite credible interest.

Bayer Leverkusen are currently preparing for their Europa League semi-final against Roma on Thursday night. The first-leg, of which they lost 1-0, was their first European semi-final in 21 years. Playing at the BayArena, they will have full confidence that they can book their place in the Europa League final.

Not only that, Bayer Leverkusen have already started their recruitment. Alejandro Grimaldo will join the club on a deal until 2027 when his current deal with Benfica expires at the end of the season. Bosses are also working on signing Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka, who is expected to leave the Premier League side in the summer.

GGFN | Daniel Pinder

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