The club are now close to signing a £100,000-a-week Chelsea player
Barcelona are reportedly close to signing Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso this summer.
According sportthe 31-year-old Blues winger is ‘very close’ to making a permanent move to Camp Nou.
It is understood that the two parties will try to finalize the agreement during discussions next week, with only the final price remaining to be settled. Spanish giants Barcelona are trying to complete a deal worth less than €10m (£8.6m).
The report adds that Alonso was given clearance to leave Stamford Bridge once the deal was finalised. He even concluded a three-year contract with Barcelona.
Alonso, who wins £100,000 per weekcould be set to leave Chelsea after making 211 appearances for them.
The Spain international has divided opinion over the years for his defensive work, but there’s no doubt he shone as a specialist left-back.
He remarkably won the Champions League, Premier League, Europa League and FA Cup as a Chelsea player.
Barcelona close to signing Marcos Alonso
It appears to be a transfer that can be pushed over the line.
Alonso has reportedly been asking to leave west London for some time, so he could get that wish after six turbulent years on Chelsea’s books.
The left foot deserves big credit for stepping in last season when Ben Chilwell suffered a long-term injury. Blues fans shouldn’t forget how crucial he was to the club’s Premier League title success in the 2016/17 campaign.
If he goes, it will be interesting to see what Chelsea do with the left-back spot.
Ben Chilwell, 25, is the first choice to play on the left of defense which is why fans are excited to see him back from injury.
Ian Maatsen, 20, who spent last season on loan with Coventry City, is a potential option to replace Marcos Alonso. He was spotted training with first-team players today on the first day of pre-season.