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Barcelona closer than ever to Marcos Alonso

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Barcelona have reportedly wrapped up the signing of Marcos Alonso. The Spanish Left back was targeted by Barcelona for a long time. Coach Xavi was adamant about bringing a new quality left back to compete with Jordi Alba. Marcos Alonso was the best option as the Spaniard agreed to a deal months ago with Barcelona. Thomas Tuchel also confirmed that Alonso asked to leave and they would not interfere at all if he wants the move to Barcelona.

The deal is in the last stages and will be completed any time within the week. Reliable Journalist Fabrizio Romano also confirmed that the deal is 99% complete and will be official this week. Chelsea communicated to Alonso that they will willing to let him go once they sign a left-back. The Blues picked up Marc Cucurella for a record fee and also have Ben Chilwell for backup.

Meanwhile, Barcelona made up their mind to go for a left-back this summer long ago. Jordi Alba needs some competition at left back. Xavi feels that Balde is still very young to be given the responsibility of a backup left-back this season. The youngster lacks experience and it might just be too much for him to handle the pressure. Xavi feels it is best for Balde to leave on loan and return after development.

Barcelona Have Wage Structure Issues To Solve

Despite signing so many players, Barcelona still have a lot of work to do. It is a race against time to get the signed players registered in La Liga. The Spanish league association has already rejected two attempts by Barcelona to register the players. They feel Barcelona’s wage bill is too high and they have to limit it to register the players.

The club is working on departures at the moment. The likes of Riqui Puig, Oscar Mingueza, and Neto have already left the club. The next expected ones are Memphis Depay, Martin Braithwaite, and Samuel Umtiti. This will free up massive wages for the club. Frenkie De Jong’s future is still unclear. Chelsea and Manchester United remain stuck to their stance regarding De Jong. Both are looking to reach an agreement with De Jong as soon as possible.

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