10th October, 2018
It is good news for the teeming supporters of Chelsea F.C. as Marcos Alonso has come out to say that he is close to signing a new deal with the club, thereby ending speculation he could join Real Madrid or Barcelona.
The player has developed into one of Europe’s strongest left-backs during his time at Stamford Bridge and that has naturally attracted the interest of top European Teams including Barca and Real. He has gone on to win his first Spain cap earlier this year.
The 27-year-old Alonso reportedly told AS that:
“What I can say is that I am very relaxed and happy at Chelsea.”
“And the club must also be pleased with me because I still have two years left on the contract and they have offered me an extension. We are already in advanced talks about a renewal.
“If everything goes well, I think I will renew before the end of this month. In the coming days.”
Alonso went on to say:
“I arrived for the first time for the friendly against Argentina, before the World Cup, and now I’m back with Luis Enrique,”
“But we all know that to be involved you need to maintain your best for your club to be in the coach’s plans.”
“What drives me now is to have some continuity, because this is now my second consecutive call-up. In addition to that, the games in September went well and were accompanied with good results. That also helps.
“I’ve always played as a left-back, except on some occasions in Italy for Fiorentina where they put me on the other side. But my natural fit is on the left. If I have to play on the right because the team needs it, I could do that. But, of course, it’s not my place.”
Alonso will likely be in action as Spain takes on Wales in a friendly on Friday before hosting England in the Nations League on Monday.