Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso speaks out on future

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has opened up on his future in a recent interview.

Alonso joined Chelsea in 2016, departing Fiorentina for a fee of around £20m.

The 31-year-old has since played 200 games for the Blues, scoring 26 and assisting 21 along the way.

Now, though, given his age and the fact that he has less than 18 months left on his current contract, Alonso’s future is being called into question.

In turn, when asked whether he would like to return to play in Spain before retiring, the defender explained: “I would love to play in La Liga, all my life I have wanted to play and be here in Spain, but the circumstances have been different and not everything has depended on me.

"At the moment I am focused on this season and what has to be, will be.”

When pressed further on whether he would consider Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid or Barcelona, Alonso added: “Yes, yes, I have family ties on all sides… Chelsea right now. I have a contract for this and one more season.”

Alonso struggling for minutes

Fresh talk of Alonso’s future comes with the Spaniard having once again lost his place as Chelsea’s main left-back.

Following the injury picked up by Ben Chilwell, Thomas Tuchel opted to replace the Englishman with the former Fiorentina man.

However, after a poor run of form that saw Chelsea’s Premier League title charge go up in smoke, Alonso has been relegated to back-up duties to Malang Sarr, who is starting at left-back despite being a centre-back by trade.

So, given the fact that Tuchel is not utilising Alonso even though he is Chelsea’s only fit, natural left-back, perhaps it would make sense for him to be sold in the summer to ensure the west Londoners recoup some form of fee for his signature.

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Josh Barker

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