When it comes to the transfer market, Atletico are simply one of the best in the business.
The reports in England and Spain suggested that Atletico Madrid are looking to loan Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso.
Chelsea spent 23 million euros to sign the Spain international from Fiorentina in the summer of 2016. The 30-year-old has three years left on his current contract which expires in 2023.
The left-back has featured in only 3 matches for Chelsea this term in all competitions.
The 30-year-old is considered to be one of the best left-backs in Spain.
Marcos Alonso has earned 3 senior caps for the Spain national team but is yet to open his goal-scoring account for his nation.
He is out of the picture at Chelsea, which has opened the door for a potential exit.
Atletico are looking to sign a left-back and have identified the 30-year-old as potential transfer target.
Diego Simeone is a firm fan of Chelsea left-back and Atletico could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
Marcos Alonso is a skilled left-back who can make a difference at both ends of the pitch. His versatile nature can help the manager to be more flexible with the formations.
According to the report, “Atletico Madrid are eyeing Chelsea fullback Marcos Alonso. Alonso could be lined up for a move back to his homeland in January, says El Chiringuito. Alonso has struggled for game time this campaign as sits behind Ben Chilwell and Emerson in the pecking order. The Spaniard is being linked with a loan move to La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. Atletico coach Diego Simeone is proposing a move for the left back.”
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Atletico will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Alonso to join the club.
The Blues are preparing to loan their left-back should they receive right offer for him.
Marcos Alonso ideal fit for Atletico Madrid?
If Alonso is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Atletico.
A move to Madrid is exactly what Marcos Alonso needs to reignite his career, and we hope he is able to do just that.
A left-back of Alonso’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Atletico squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Simeone’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his defensive department.
Atletico Madrid fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see if Atletico make their move for the 30-year-old in the coming weeks.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.