8 million, home to Barcelona and medical on Tuesday, Mateu Alemany closes Gamper signing

It has not been this afternoon in the Camp Nou, for little. And it is that in the next few hours the Barca will announce its sixth signing, Marc AlonsoAfter concluding a definitive agreement with the chelsea. The signature will close for an amount close to 8 million euros and the left-back will sign a 2-year deal with an optional third.

Rumors that the signing was about to drop were fired this Saturday by himself Thomas Tuchel, the Chelsea coach, who after leaving Marcos Alonso out of the team, announced the bomb at a press conference. “He asked to leave, he wants to and the club accepted him, that’s why it didn’t make sense for him to be on the pitch today,” the coach said, leaving hearing it was Chelsea’s decision, not his. .

Marcos Alonso, celebrating a goal with Chelsea / Photo: Europa Press

Tuchel accepts the departure of Marcos Alonso

The signing of Marcos Alonso comes a few days later the other Barça target who plays at Chelsea, César Azpilicueta, decided not to force the situation any longer and to sign the renewal. The right-back wanted to play at Camp Nou but Chelsea and Tuchel’s reluctance to let him go ended up convincing him to renew. Marcos Alonso, on the other hand, remained firm, because after a whole career away from the Spanish La Liga, he wants to try it, in addition to the fact that he also wanted to return for personal reasons.

Tuchel was in favor of closing the door to him, since he has a contract, but the insistence of the player, with the addition of the permanence of Azpilicueta, ended up convincing Chelsea, who gave in, demanding, yes, 8 million euros. With Jordi Alba as the only pure left-back, Xavi Hernández needed a replacement, as Balde is still untapped, so signing Marcos Alonso was a necessity.

Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea manager / Photo: Europa Press

A life outside La Liga

From the Real Madrid youth academy, son of Marcos Alonso, Barça player in the 1980s, and grandson of Marquitos, legend of the real Madrid champion of the first 5 European Cups, Marcos Alonso only played one game in the first division, because when it looked like he was going to make the jump to the Real Madrid first team, he decided to pack your bags and go to Wanderers of Bolton. At just 20, it looked like Alonso wouldn’t last long outside of La Liga, but little by little he made his mark, until he caught the eye of the club. Fiorentina.

Marcos Alonso suffered to adapt to the soccerwho was even loaned for a season to Sunderland, but from there it managed to explode. He signed two incredible years at Fiorentina and in the summer of 2016 Chelsea put 25 million on the table to bring him back to England. In 6 seasons at Stamford Bridge, Marcos Alonso accumulated 212 games and won 1 Champions League, 1 Europa League, 1 Club World Cup, 1 European Super Cup, 1 Premier League and 1 FA Cup.

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