Barcelona are on a roll before the start of the 2022-23 season as they had already bought many players during the summer transfer window. Now, reports are coming that the Spanish club has planned to sign Chelsea’s footballer Marcos Alonso. According to Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona are close to signing Marcos Alonso.
Fabrizio shared a tweet stating, “Barcelona are really close to signing Marcos Alonso! Talks are progressing well with Chelsea after Cucurella deal completed, personal terms agreed months ago. Been told it’s now really close. Parties waiting for Tuchel’s green light but now finally confident.”
Barcelona are really close to signing Marcos Alonso! Talks are progressing well with Chelsea after Cucurella deal completed, personal terms agreed months ago. Been told it's now really close. 🚨🔵🔴 #FCB
Parties waiting for Tuchel's green light but now finally confident. pic.twitter.com/wsBV6aYTu7
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 5, 2022
Barcelona had previously signed Robert Lewandoski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde, Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen. Now, with the addition of the Spanish back-winger, Barca may have achieved their team for the 2022-23 campaign. Since the arrival of the new manager Xavi, it has been the beginning of a new Barcelona.
Whereas for Chelsea, the arrival of Marc Cucurella had already raised the question of services from Alonso as both of them play the same role of left-back. Hence, Chelsea would have decided to depart Alonso from their squad if reports are to be believed of his transfer to Blaugrana.
However, for Barca, it can be another shot in the command. Alonso’s gameplay suits well in the camp now, and Master Xavi would have considered this into account.