Chelsea fullback Marcos Alonso has quietly made a name for himself in England, as the defender has become one of the most important pieces in Antonio Conte’s side over the last two years.
A competent defender in his own right, Alonso’s knack of getting goals has made him a unique threat to the opposition.
His performances have not gone unnoticed either, as Alonso has quickly become a sought after player in the market, with Barcelona heading the queue at the moment.
The Catalans are interested in signing a defender in the summer, someone who could potentially replace Pique at the back. The great Catalan is feeling his age, and will soon no longer be a first choice for the Barcelona side.
Growing up to become one of the best left backs in football, David Alaba is a big part of Ernesto Valverde’s plans at the Catalan side.
According to Spanish outlet AS, Barcelona’s technical secretary Robert Fernandez has told president Josep Bartomeu to find the funds required to bring the 25-year-old to La Liga ahead of a summer move for Alaba.
In case Alaba does not come, Barcelona will target Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso as his replacement. Alonso’s versatility makes him special, as he could play full-back or even center back if need be.
Javier Mascherano famously made a career at center back with Barcelona, and formed two Champions League winning partnerships with Pique. Barcelona will hope that Alonso will be able to do the same, and become a long term component at the heart of Barcelona’s defense.
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