Confirmed! Real Madrid target Alonso announces ‘Chelsea deal is close’ as contract offered
Marcos Alonso has revealed he is close to signing a new deal with Chelsea, to end speculation he could leave.
Since making the move back to the Premier League a few seasons ago, Alonso has developed into one of the best left-backs in world football and is one of the main creative forces for the Blues.
He has once again become a key player for the new boss, Maurizio Sarri, and the Italian boss is keen to end speculation that Real Madrid are looking to wrap up a transfer deal next summer by offering Alonso a new and improved contract.
Alonso told the Sky Sports website: “I am very calm and very happy at Chelsea, and the club must also be happy with me because, although I still have two years left on my contract, they have offered me an extension.
“We are talking about it and the talks to renew are already advanced. If everything goes well, I think I will renew before the end of this month – in the coming days.”
He added: “My father takes care of that as he is the one who leads the negotiations. I am 27-years-old, I still have two more years and I am going to extend my contract.
“What concerns me is to play as well as possible to win matches and titles with Chelsea and with the national team. I’m calm with my contract.!
Here is what we think about the deal.
It is great news to see that Alonso is happy and is ready to commit his long-term future to the club, but is signing a new contract going to mean about the speculation regarding his future going to mean? nothing.
Football is a thickle game and right now he is happy, but six months after signing a new contract he could leave, especially as Madrid are expected to spend big next summer.