Report: £100k-a-week player could already earn new two-year deal, just months after leaving Chelsea
Marcos Alonso could reportedly earn a new deal with Barcelona, just months after leaving Chelsea.
Alonso ended his six-year stay at Stamford Bridge back in the summer, leaving the Blues by mutual consent at the start of September.
The Spanish left-back had so many ups and downs throughout his Chelsea career, which included 29 goals in 212 club appearances. He won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League during his time in West London.
Alonso was snapped up by La Liga giants Barcelona on a one-year deal in the summer window.
There’s now speculation that he could already be in line for a contract extension, though.
Marcos Alonso new deal
According to ESPN, Barcelona are now in ‘advanced negotiations’ to give Alonso a new contract that includes an additional two seasons.
The report explains he only received a short-term deal when he signed as a free agent, but they want to keep him on beyond next summer.
Chelsea fans will be surprised to hear he’s filled in as cover at centre-back recently for Barca, something which many will question due to his defensive frailties over the years.
However, the £100,000-a-week Spaniard is now settling into life at the Camp Nou and playing more often after a quiet start.
Marc Cucurella’s arrival at Chelsea from Brighton in the summer meant it was a no-brainer to allow Alonso’s exit, but some may feel they miss the latter right now.
Cucurella is still growing into life at the Bridge with some struggles recently. Meanwhile, Ben Chilwell has now suffered his injury setback on the brink of the World Cup, which does leave the Blues in a tricky spot on the left of defence.
Alsono’s game was far from flawless when you dissect it. He’s a really comfortable footballer that does bring a lot to the table, though.
There’s no doubt Chelsea would love his goals back in the team. Also, he did have the knack of sometimes turning up in big games.