Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has dismissed the possibility of ending his career at former club Real Sociedad.
The 35-year-old last week announced that he will retire from professional football at the end of the season.
Alonson started his career with Sociedad, but told Diario Vasco: “Everyone asked me about my future. Announcing it, I feel liberated. I only waited for the right moment to announce it, and the moment was now.
“[The possibility of returning to Real Sociedad?] It was an option that would have been good, because it would have closed a circle, but I think that it is better to leave it here and now.”