Marcos Alonso, a Chelsea defender, says he wants to play in La Liga and is open to joining Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid or Barcelona.
The 31-year-old has been a regular for the Blues throughout the 2021/2022 campaign. He made 34 appearances in all competitions, contributing two goals and four assists.
Alonso’s current contract at Stamford Bridge is due to expire in June and there has been widespread speculation surrounding his future in recent months.
The Spain international has opened the door to leaving Chelsea next year. Real Madrid, Atletico and Barcelona have all made interesting moves for the left-back.
“I want to play in La Liga, all my life I want to play and be here in Spain, but the situation is different and it doesn’t all depend on me,” Alonso told AS via Sports Mole, Friday (25/3/2022).
“Right now I’m focused on the season and what has to happen, will happen,” he said.
Atletico Madrid have been eyeing Marcos Alonso for a long time. Now, the Spanish club is eyeing the Spanish defender again.
“Yes, yes, I have family ties on all sides (if he is considering joining Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid or Barcelona)… Chelsea now. I have a contract for this and one more season.”
Alonso started his professional career at Real Madrid but made only one first-team appearance for the club before leaving for Bolton Wanderers.
Atletico Madrid ready to buy Marcos Alonso after Chelsea release
Atletico Madrid have been eyeing Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso for a long time. Now, the Spanish club is eyeing the Spanish defender again.
Before signing Renan Lodi as the first-choice left-back in 2019, Atletico Madrid had indeed targeted Marcos Alonso from Chelsea.
Marcos Alonso also remained at Stamford Bridge, where he is still an important part of Thomas Tuchel’s Blues squad to this day.
Marcos Alonso is getting the confidence to play regularly with Chelsea, especially because of the injury to Ben Chilwell so the player must finish the season early.
Diego Simeone’s Dream Full-back
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone still sees Marcos Alonso as his dream left-back and could be transferred to Atletico Madrid when Ben Chilwell recovers from injury and is back on the left side of the Chelsea defence.
Marcos Alonso is very strong as a left wing-back when the team plays three men in the center of defence, which allows him to play attacking because basically playing defensively is not his strongest aspect.
However, Marcos Alonso is not the only player on Diego Simeone’s radar. Reinildo Mandava, a player who played for Lille in French Ligue 1, is also being considered for a signing by Atletico Madrid and they could join in the summer of 2022.
About Marcos Alonso
Marcos Alonso is a Spanish defender who was born in Madrid 31 years ago. The player who can also play as a winger is a Real Madrid academy dropout who briefly played for Los Blancos in 2010.
Marcos Alonso then immediately migrated to England and joined Bolton Wanderers. Playing for approximately three years there, Marcos Alonso tried his luck at Fiorentina and was loaned back to England to play with Sunderland.
Marcos Alonso was then recruited by Chelsea in 2016. He signed a five-year contract with Chelsea for a value of 24 million pounds.
In his first season with Chelsea, Marcos Alonso immediately helped his team win the Premier League. After that, the FA Cup, Europa League, Champions League and European Super Cup trophies became Alonso’s achievements with the Blues.