Fans of sexy football will be holding back the tears this morning with reports from Germany suggesting Xabi Alonso is set to hang up his boots at the end of the season.

A cult figure at Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Liverpool, Alonso has made a fine impression wherever he has been and will surely be missed by many if and when he does leave the field for the last time.

SportBild say this season will be the 35-year-old’s last and he has already told Bayern Munich officials not to waste time offering him a new contract.

Bayern Munich’s Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso celebrates with team-mates

Source: Daily Mail