Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the current season.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the 31-year-old full-back wants to return to Spain and FC Barcelona is interested in signing him. Transfer specialist tweeted the following regarding Alonso’s future with the Blues:
“Marcos Alonso has not changed his plans. He is set to leave Chelsea this summer – he wants to return to Spain and Barcelona are negotiating personal terms in advance, but still waiting for a price. “
In the same tweet, Fabrizio Romano also confirmed that lover Emerson Palmieri will return to Stamford Bridge after a successful Ligue 1 run at Olympique Lyonnais.
Marcos Alonso has been Thomas Tuchel’s top choice at left-back this season in the absence of Ben Chilwell. The England international will miss most of the 2021-22 season after picking up an achilles injury earlier in the season.
Marcos Alonso has made 46 appearances for Chelsea this season, contributing five goals and six assists. It is worth mentioning that the Spaniard has only one year left on his current contract.
It makes sense for the Blues to drop the former Bolton and Sunderland full-back this summer rather than see him leave on a free transfer next summer.
According to the aforementioned source, Barcelona are negotiating with Alonso about his contract and waiting for Chelsea to evaluate. Marcos Alonso should not cost the Catalan giants dearly as he has only one year left on his contract.
According to Transfermarkt, the 31-year-old Spaniard is valued at only £13.5 million.
The Blues, meanwhile, are still ineligible to participate in transfer activities because they are under sanctions. However, the club is about to be bought by a consortium led by Todd Boehly.
Chelsea’s 2021-22 season is a mixed season
Chelsea’s 2021-22 season is a story of many ups and downs. The Blues will end the season with two titles to their name. Thomas Tuchel’s side won the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup this season.
However, they have also lost two national cup finals this season. The Blues lost the Carabao Cup final and FA Cup final to Liverpool earlier this year.
Both finals were decided in a penalty shootout after a goalless game.
The West London side will end their season by facing relegated Watford in the Premier League on Sunday, May 22.
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