- Spanish left back Marcos Alonso confirms his desire to move back to Spain, with a verbal agreement already in place with Barca
- The defender is played his entire career overseas with stints in Italy and England
- Barca coach Xavi views the left back as the perfect deputy for first choice wingback Jordi Alba
Chelsea left back Marcos Alonso has asked Chelsea to allow him to pursue a move back to his homeland and join Xavi’s new project at Barcelona.
The Catalan club have reportedly already reached a verbal agreement with the 31-year-old defender. The Spaniard has now moved to confirm his intentions on Spanish radio station Onda Cero, stating:
“I have already said that I would like to return to Spain, but in the end, it does not depend entirely on me. It’s clear that the desire to one day play in Spain is there”
Chelsea’s defence has been the primary target for Spanish clubs this summer, with Azpilicueta and Christensen already rumoured to have agreed pre-contractual moves to the Nou Camp. Antonio Rüdiger move to Real Madrid was also officially confirmed last week, again on a free transfer, after Chelsea failed to agree fresh terms.
Barcelona is keen to bring in cover for first choice left back Jordi Alba, with Alonso seemingly Xavi’s primary summer target.
Dealing with Chelsea could prove challenging this summer given the re-building work required in their back line. Offers around the €15 million mark could well tempt the Stanford Bridge outfit into granting the Spaniard his wish.