Official: Marcos Alonso signs for Barça – Okdiario

Xavi Hernández already has the left back that he demanded and that could cause the definitive capitulation of Jordi Alba. Barcelona has officially confirmed the signing of Marcos Alonso through a video in which he is seen wearing the culé training shirt at the Sant Joan Despí facilities. Minutes later, he released a statement informing that the former Chelsea player signs for one season, until June 2023, and that he will have a termination clause of 50 million euros. Look who we have here! 👀 — FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) September 2, 2022The Spanish international arrives after splitting with Chelsea in the last seconds of the transfer market. The man from Madrid lands as a free agent and for this reason he has been able to be registered despite having closed the market. This is the seventh summer signing signed by Joan Laporta for the first team after Kessié, Christensen, Raphinha, Lewandowski, Koundé and Bellerín.Formed in the Real Madrid youth academy, a club he left in 2010 to head to the English Bolton Wanderers, Marcos Alonso will finally have his first opportunity to play in the Spanish League after a career that has also led him to wear the shirts of Fiorentina, Sunderland and Chelsea, where he had been playing since 2016. At 31 years old and international nine times with the Spanish team, the player from Madrid assures experience in a demarcation in which Xavi already had Jordi Alba and Alejandro Balde, the great surprise for the culé at the start of the season with his last two starts. The good performance of the youth squad, together with this signing, greatly complicate the situation of Alba, who has gone from being the undisputed starter to second and maybe even third option. Follow in his father’s footsteps Incidentally, Marcos Alonso Mendoza will emulate his father Marcos Alonso Peña, who already defended the Barcelona shirt between 1982 and 1987. In addition, his grandfather Marcos Alonso Imaz, ‘Marquitos’, who won the European Cup with Real Madrid five times in the 50’s