Alonso recently announced that he will bringing his illustrious career to an end at the end of the season.
The Spaniard rose to prominence at Liverpool and became a fan favourite where he would lift the Champions League and the FA Cup.
Much to the Liverpool fans' displeasure, Alonso was sold to Real Madrid in 2009 and the trophies continued to tally up, lifting his second Champions League trophy as well as his first top flight title.
Xabi Alonso claims Arsenal came close to signing him
Alonso said Arsenal's bid was too low for Liverpool
And at Bayern Munich he has the opportunity to become only the second player to win the Champions League with three different clubs – only Clarence Seedorf has done it before.
But Alonso has made no secret that he didn't want to leave Liverpool back in 2009 with Rafael Benitez infamously favouring a move for Gareth Barry which never materialised.
The transfer saga continued long into the 2009 summer transfer window and Alonso claims both Arsenal and Juventus came in with bids to snatch him away from Anfield.
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But the 35-year-old claimed neither club stumped up enough cash for Liverpool to consider their offers.
“I was really close to Juventus and I was close to Arsenal”, he told the Liverpool Echo.
“But, it was just £3m. Liverpool were asking £18m and both offered £15m – so that’s why it didn’t happen."