Newcastle United could solve their issues at left-back this summer as they eye up a move for Marcos Alonso.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Newcastle United are set to sign Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso.
The 29-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The Spain international was signed by Chelsea in August 2016 from Fiorentina for a fee of 23 million euros. The 29-year-old has a contract until 2023 with the club.
The 29-year-old is considered to be one of the best left-backs in Spain. As a member of Spain national football team, Alonso won three caps.
He is currently out of favor at Chelsea and could leave the club this summer.
Steve Bruce wants to sign a new left-back and Alonso is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The Spain international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Steve Bruce wants to target in the summer transfer window. His arrival would give Newcastle some much needed tactical flexibility.
According to the report, “Newcastle United are lining up a bid for Chelsea fullback Marcos Alonso. Toon owner Mike Ashley has agreed to sell the club to PCP Capital Partners, an organisation backed by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. The Daily Star says Alonso could be their first summer signing. They say Newcastle’s new owners have told intermediaries to tell Chelsea of their interest in the left-back. Alonso, who spent half a season on loan in the north east at Sunderland, has three years remaining on his current Stamford Bridge contract. The Spaniard’s future under Frank Lampard is up in the air, with the Chelsea boss eyeing Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell. Chilwell’s arrival would see Alonso pushed down the pecking order in west London. The defender could then opt to head to St James’ Park if they can guarantee him regular game time.”
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Newcastle might have to pay over the odds to sign the left-back.
Good signing for Newcastle United?
The 29-year-old would be a very good addition for Newcastle and they can afford him as well.
Signing the left-back could be a good decision as he could improve Bruce’s defensive options.
Newcastle fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
How strong that interest is and whether Newcastle will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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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.