Chelsea left wing-back, Marcos Alonso has shown interest in playing in the Spanish La Liga before retirement. He made this know in a recent interview and Barcelona had initially made advances towards him while Antonio Conte was still in charge at Chelsea.
He says, “Before retiring, I would like the opportunity to play in La Liga. It's not something urgent, I am doing very well at a great club and fighting for big titles. I have two years in my contract and we will see what happens in the future.”
The Spaniard is 30 already and he has just two years left on his current contract with Chelsea. He would be 32 when his contract runs out and that could bring an end to his time at Chelsea. So, this is probably his nex transfer plan.
Alonso has had a successful career with Chelsea, both in the English Premier League and on the continent, after many people expected the least from him. Antonio Conte had chased Alex Sandro all summer and after all efforts proved abortive, the Italian settled for his back-up option, Marcos Alonso.
Being a deadline day signing of just 24 million pounds, Alonso was not pressured to deliver. His strength was discovered when Conte changed to his favored 3-4-3 formation. He shone like a million stars, and he gave the league what they haven't seen in recent times.
Alonso is all you could ask for in the modern day wing-back, except for his pace, a weakness he has managed professionally well. He became the best left-back in England in his first season and the rest, they say was history.
His free-kicks are a beauty to watch and only a few players in the league hit the ball better than he does. He has won Chelsea many matches with these special abilities. Tottenham fans hate his sight and they can't stop booing him as he has helped Chelsea win matches against them on his own.
His worst time as a Chelsea player was probably under Frank Lampard, when he was confined to the bench for a long time after an apparent fall-out with the Chelsea legend. He later found his muse after the arrival of Thomas Tuchel.
He has proven himself more under Tuchel after going shoulder-to-shoulder with 50 million pounds signing, Ben Chilwell. Furthermore, he has added set-piece and corner kick techniques to his direct free-kick ability and it has paid him off really well.
Alonso should be able to fit well into La Liga. He's got what it takes and he's seen it all at the top level. With his international career beginning to take shape, he will be in the spotlight more and he would only get better with age because his game is not speed-based.
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