Xabi Alonso's dad says his son will take his time over deciding his Real Madrid future
The father of Real Madrid's Xabi Alonso has urged his son to take his time before making a decision on his future.
Last Updated: 17/04/13 4:33pm
The Spanish international has one year remaining on his current deal at the Bernabeau and despite reportedly being offered a new deal, Alonso is yet to commit himself to an extension.
The 31-year old has been in fine form for Madrid this season but his dad, Periko Alonso, insists that his son should take his time over deciding on a new deal.
"What he wants to do is to wait a bit to see what happens and how things go, and then when the time is right, he'll make the appropriate decision," Alonso senior told Marca.
"It's as simple as that - there's nothing else to it.
Alonso has been linked with a return to Real Sociedad, where he started his career, but his father says a that move there is unlikely.
"Going home is difficult and anyway, Sociedad are pretty well stocked right now."