Barcelona want to sign Chelsea left back Marcos Alonso

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According to a report from Sport, Barcelona will acquire the services of Chelsea left back Marcos Alonso this summer. The transfer will take place for a fee less than 10 million euros. Alonso will sign a real for two years and the contract will have a clause for extension for a year. However, the priority for Barcelona is now to register the players already signed by the club. Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has already given the greenlight for thee transfer after finding replacement for Alonso in the form of Marc Cucurella.

The former Fiorentina striker joined Chelsea in 2016 after making 85 appearances for the Italian side. He has made 178 appearances for the Blues in the Premier League. Alonso was an instrumental player for Chelsea last season as well. Following the injury to Ben Chilwell, Alonso stepped up to handle the left-back position amidst an extremely packed and demanding schedule. Now, Alonso is set to depart Stamford Bridge and make his La Liga return with Barcelona. Thomas Tuchel excluded him from the squad for the match against Everton this Saturday. According to Tuchel, the Spaniard asked to be left out of the squad to avoid the risk of injuries. Thomas Tuchel said the following regarding the exclusion of Alonso from the squad:

“That is the case. He tries to leave and we agreed to this wish. That’s why it would not have made sense to put him on the pitch today. He would’ve been on the pitch otherwise but in this situation, it was the right thing to do.”

Thomas Tuchel; source: the DailyMail

Laporta confirms that Barcelona want to sign Alonso

Barcelona president Laporta confirms that Barcelona are still hunting for players in the transfer market. However, this time, they have just one priority and it’s Marcos Alonso. According to Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona’s president has said that the deal is nearly complete. It’ll be completed after Barcelona register the players that they have signed this season. Laporta said:

“We will complete one more signing with an agreement in principle”… and it’s gonna be Marcos Alonso, soon.

Joan Laporta via Fabrizio Romano

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