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Barcelona eyeing move for Chelsea star Marcos Alonso

The defensive department of the Barcelona squad needs quality additions this winter.

If a report from is to be believed, Barcelona are eyeing move for Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso.

The 30-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

Marcos Alonso has been at Chelsea since 2016 when he joined from Fiorentina. The 30-year-old’s contract is set to expire at the end of the 2022/23 campaign.

The left-back has featured in 12 matches this term, netting one goal and providing one assist in all competitions.

Marcos Alonso
Marcos Alonso

The 30-year-old is considered to be one of the best left-backs in Spain. As a member of Spain national football team, Alonso won five caps.

Barcelona have earmarked Chelsea left-back as their target, with Xavi being a ‘huge admirer’ of the player. Marcos Alonso is a long-term target of Barcelona and could be a decent addition for Xavi’s side.


Barcelona are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.

Marcos Alonso is a skilled left-back who can make a difference at both ends of the pitch. His arrival would give Barcelona some much needed tactical flexibility.

According to the report, “Chelsea fullback Marcos Alonso is back on the radar of Barcelona. Alonso was linked with Barca last summer and is again being discussed at the Nou Camp ahead of the January market. Barca president Joan Laporta sees Alonso as a potential successor for Jordi Alba. Such a move also has the support of new coach Xavi, who favours Alonso’s goalscoring ability.”

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The English giants are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the left-back, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.

If Barca can agree on a fee with Chelsea, the deal should be easy to complete.

Good signing for Barcelona?

If Alonso is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Barcelona.

The 30-year-old Spain international could be a very good squad player for Xavi over the next few years. He is at the peak of his career right now and Xavi could bring out the best in him.

It will be interesting to see what happens when Barcelona come calling for Alonso this winter.

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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.

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