Diego Simeone, the manager of Atletico Madrid, is reportedly eyeing Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso as a “dream” full-back signing.
According to Marca, Atletico Madrid is interested in signing the Blues’ 31-year-old midfielder.
According to reports, the La Liga club could make a play to sign him when the summer transfer market opens at the end of the season.
Atletico Madrid are willing to rekindle their interest in the left wing-back, who Simeone is a great fan of and believes would suit his style, according to the report.
During the absence of injured colleague Ben Chilwell, Alonso, who is still under contract at Stamford Bridge until 2024, is a foregone conclusion as a starter.
Thomas Tuchel’s favored 3-4-3 formation fits him perfectly because he’s an attack-minded defender who can play as a wing-back.
So far this season, the £24 million left-footer has one goal and three assists in all competitions.
Chelsea could benefit from selling Xabi Alonso.
Chelsea will, of course, require Alonso’s services from now until the summer to cover for Chilwell.
However, it would make sense for all parties if he leaves at the conclusion of the season, when his contract at Stamford Bridge expires.
He’s been a great servant for the Blues throughout the years, scoring 25 goals and assisting 20 times in 193 appearances.
Chilwell is 31 years old, and it may be time for Chelsea to search for some younger competition in the wide area.
Alonso will depart Chelsea having won the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, and FA Cup while wearing the Blues’ jersey. However, it’s unclear when that will happen.