Is this the final season of Xabi Alonso as a player?

Xabi Alonso is only a few months away from reaching the end of his contract with Bayern Munich and rumors are suggesting that this might just be the very last season of the Spanish midfielder before he hangs up his boots.

The experienced midfielder is 35 years old and despite being at such an elevated age, Xabi Alonso is a regular starter in the team of Carlo Ancelotti. Ever since Alonso joined Bayern Munich on August of 2014, he has played a huge role in the German squad as he is part of a dominating midfield that has helped Bayern Munich in securing the Bundesliga for 2 successive seasons as well as the DFB-Pokal during the season of 2015-16 and the DFL-Supercup in 2016.

Bayern Munich Not Going to Spend Heavily in January, Confirms Ancelotti

Bayern Munich will not be spending much money in the January transfer window, according to manager Carlo Ancelotti.

The Italian took charge of the German club only in the summer. Ancelotti opted not to make wholesale changes to the squad, which has finished as champions in the Bundesliga for the last three campaigns. The former Chelsea and Paris St Germain manager is certainly expected to win the Champions League more than any other trophy. Bayern Munich may have reached the semifinals in those three seasons, but they were a major failure.

Ancelotti Disappointed with Draw against Hoffenheim despite Numerous Chances

Bayern Munich’s winning run in the Bundesliga came to an end after a 1-1 draw against Hoffenheim.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti felt that Bayern Munich did everything to overcome the stubborn defence of the away team. For the sheer number of chances that they created in the game, he felt that Bayern should have won all three points. Bayern had almost 70% possession and had 11 shots on target compared to just four from the opposition. There were also numerous other opportunities for the home team to find the back of the net.


Full back and captain for Bayern Munich, Philip Lahm has said that he may have to retire once the season comes to an end.

Lahm, who has been with Bayern since 2002, going on loan for VFB Stuttgart between 2003 and 2005, has so far spent 11 years at the team, aside loan when loaned out.


Arsenal summer transfer addition Shkodran Mustafi has said he had the option of playing for German champions Bayern Munich as a teenager but he chose to play for Hamburg.

The German 2014 World Cup winner spoke to News outlet, Bild, saying:

“I had trials at Hamburg, Eintracht, Frankfurt, Werder Bremen and even FC Bayern. My father asked me where it suited me best, so I opted for HSV.”

Bayern draws match

Bayern Munich has lost their 100% start to the season by dropping their first points in the game against Cologne.

The draw followed the defeat against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League and seemed to expose the weakness of the German champions.

Ancelotti doing a great job

Douglas Costa has stated that he has been amazed at the quality of Carlo Ancelotti.

He believed that it would have been a bit difficult to adapt to life under Ancelotti but said that everything has gone well. He said that the Italian manager has some great experience of top level football and that this can be shown in the way he conducts training sessions.

Carlo Ancelotti claims that his Bayern Munich team are certainly prepared for the opening game

Carlo Ancelotti claims that his Bayern Munich team are certainly prepared for the opening game of the Bundesliga 2016-17 season.

Mats Hummels gives the reason why he chose Bayern Munich

Mats Hummels has completed his move to Bayern Munich from Borussia Dortmund and will join the club on the 1st of July.


German champions Bayern Munich were rumoured to have excluded Mario Gotze’s name from the club’s UEFA Champions League squad. The Chief Executive, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has come out to dispel such rumours. He said such reports are mere “fiction.”

Gotze who is currently in France on international duty for Germany is heavily linked with a move from the German club.

A reunion with his former manager at Borussia Dortmund, Jurgen Klopp was believed to be the best move that will see him enjoying regular football again but the talented player has shut such declaring his intention to remain at the club.


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