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Xabi Alonso Set To Retire This Summer

Xabi Alonso Set To Retire This Coming Summer

The Bayern Munich Midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced  his retire this Summer as confirmed by the Club.

The former Spanish International had earlier this year gave a notice of his intended retirement visit his Twitter account.

Lived it. Loved it.

Farewell beautiful game.

- Xabi Alonso (@XabiAlonso) March 9, 2017

This was also confirmed by the Club afterwards as he told Bayerntv live

"It wasn't an easy decision to make, but I believe it's the right time. I always thought it would be better to quit sooner rather than later. I still feel good, but I believe this is the right moment.

"I wanted to end my career still at the highest level, and Bayern is the highest level. I'm incredibly proud and happy to play for FC Bayern and to be a part of this family."

One of the greats is saying goodbye.

@XabiAlonso will retire from professional

football at the end of the season. Danke, Xabi! �� #MiaSanMia

- FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) March 9, 2017

Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge added: "FC Bayern would like to thank a great player and person for representing FC Bayern to such a high standard both on and off the pitch.

"Xabi Alonso is one of the greats of world football. He has won everything there is to win during his career. He's a thoroughly remarkable person, and a gentleman of the game."

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