The Spaniard has been at Liverpool since January of 2007, but recently reports have surfaced placing Alvaro Arbeloa within the grasp of Atletico Madrid come January 2009.
The 25-year-old defender who was a former squad member at Real Madrid and Deportivo La Coruna noted that he has not yet been in contact with Atletico. He stated to the media,
“No. I have a contract with Liverpool for one more year. We’ve not spoken about renewing it, not knowing if (Liverpool manager Rafa) Benitez will continue…It seems to me a little soon to talk about this.”
Is Arbeloa destined to remain at Anfield or will he be back in Madrid for 2009?
In other La Liga news…
Scottish power Celtic is interested in out-of-favor Barcelona defender Sylvinho. The Brazilian could become available for the 2009 summer transfer period.
And finally in case you missed him, Valencia’s Juan Mata is starting to gain some notoriety. He now has six goals on the season after he scored this weekend.