Barcelona eyes a deal to sign Chelsea defender.
The Camp Nou targets signing Chelsea’s defender, Marcos Alonso in a bid of €30m offer.
According to recent reports, Barcelona are eyeing a deal to complete the signing of Chelsea outcast defender Marcos Alonso as Ronald Koeman is keen to bring in further defensive reinforcements this January transfer window.
Marcos Alonso, 29, has been linked with a move out of Chelsea after failing to feature in Chelsea’s last 26-games due to a falling out with Frank Lampard. The Spanish international defender has now been linked with a move back to Spain this winter transfer window and the likes of the Spanish club and Atletico Madrid have been scrambling to bring the defender back to Spain.
According to reports, Barcelona are very interested in signing the defender on an initial loan bid.
The Spanish international is usually regarded as a best wing-back in Europe as his impressive performances for Chelsea in that position has earned in a name due to his ability to score important goals from the position.
However, Marcos Alonso’s performances dropped at Chelsea when he was being played as a left-back and he was hugely exposed due to his lack of pace and he struggled defensively for Chelsea and this lead to him being dropped for big money signing Ben Chilwell.
However, the Camp Nou are still keen to sign the Chelsea defender as Ronald Koeman has been known to be able to play a 3-4-3 formation during his time at Everton and as the Netherlands Head-coach. Also, in that formation, Marcos Alonso will not have so much defensive work due to the presence of an extra defender.
According to reports, Chelsea value Marco Alonso in the region of €30million and Barcelona will have to pay a fee in that range in order to complete the signing of the ‘world-class’ wing-back.