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THE SIDE HAS A YEAR OF CONTRACT

Marcos Alonso presses Chelsea to let him go to Barça

Published:22/05/2022 - 15:06h

Updated:22/05/2022 - 18:24h

Marcos Alonso seems determined not to renew with Chelsea. One year before the end of his contract, the man from Madrid has asked the 'blue' board to manage his departure and, according to the journalist Fabrizio Romano, his wish is to go to FC Barcelona

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One of the priorities of the FC Barcelona for the summer is to reinforce the left side, position where in the Jordi Alba has had to load with the weight of the titularity during all the season. The first option handled by the directive was Alejandro Grimaldo, but the Benfica denied to, at least, listen offers. Afterwards it filtered the name of José Luis Gayà, to the one who Valencia could try sell him the next market.

However, the option of the captain 'che' has remained relegada to a second plane in the last hours, to the detriment of Marcos Alonso. The player of 31 culminates agreement in June of 2023 and, according to the journalist Fabrizio Romano, his intention is to abandon Stamford Bridge this same year, with the Barça like favourite destination. Romano informed that the Madrilenian side already has requested to the managerial his traspaso and the managerial culé already has initiated the contacts to present an offer.

In this sense, the exit of Alonso would produce of the hand with the return of Emerson Palmieri to London. Romano ensures that the Brazilian does not want to be still in the Olympique Lyon and will have to return to Chelsea, club with which fichó in 2018 in return of 20 million eruos pertinent of the Rome. In the case of Marcos Alonso, the Spanish landed in Stamford Bridge in August of 2016, when the group 'blue' paid to the Fiorentina 23 'kilos' by his traspaso.

Alonso has been key piece for Chelsea in the last six seasons in which it has won it all, including the Champions League in 2021 and the World-wide of Clubs in January of this year. The defender thinks that east is the ideal moment to return to Spain after his go through the Real Madrid Castilla, club where completed his training. The defender went out of Spain course to England in 2010 and, after three seasons in the Bolton, left to the 'Fiore' in 2013. To concretise his arrival to Catalonia, the same could gestarse of the hand of César Azpilicueta, the one who also is near of the group culé.

The option of Gayà is not descartada completely

Although Marcos Alonso would be the favourite of the directive and the technical body, the option of José Luis Gayà follows being in the radar. The delicate financial situation of Valencia could ocasionar a massive exit of players in summer, including to his captain. The Saturday, thousands of fanatical remained in the outskirts of Mestalla while the club played his last party in LaLiga in front of the Celtic (2-0), like protest to the sportive management headed by Peter Lim.

In this way, the Barça could try remain with Gayà to a very inferior cost to the initial pretences of Valencia, although probably the traspaso of Marcos Alonso would keep on being more economic. The side of Chelsea could abandon Stamford Bridge by a near figure to the 15 or 20 million euros, while the captain 'che' is valued in 40 'kilos' in Transfermarkt. Anyway, what if it seems a fact is that Jordi Alba, at last, will have competition by the titularity of the band izquiera, a side of the cua has been absolute owner during the last decade.

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