Marcos Alonso in Position to be Atletico Madrid’s First January Signing

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Atletico Madrid has made contact with Chelsea for a potential signing of their out of favor full-back, Marcos Alonso.

The Spanish left-back who was once in the top order for Chelsea has now fallen down the pecking order. A potential loan move is in the talks between the 2 clubs.

Alonso has only featured in 3 Premier League matches for Chelsea this season, his last appearance dating back to September 26th. Madrid born has requested a winter move away from the club if he is not going to get the playtime that he deserves.


Marcos Alonso doesn’t fit in the plans of the club’s manager, Frank Lampard. The likes of Ben Chilwell, who recently joined the Blues, and Emerson Palmieri are preferred ahead of the 30-year old.

The Spaniard who was born in the White part of Madrid, developed in the youth system of Real Madrid. But, he only made one 1st team appearance in 2010 before moving to Bolton Wanderers.

The lack of left-backs has troubled Diego Simeone this season. He only has Renan Lodi and Manu Sanchez as his proper left-backs. His options are so few that he had to use Mario Hermoso and Yannick Carrasco in that position.

Simeone prefers to have an attacking full-back and he has often used the 5-man defense formation. Alonso would be well suited for the wing-back role. He was under Atletico’s radar last summer but, the deal didn’t go through.


Diego Simeone’s desperation for a full-back is understandable, as one of his best is unavailable for 10-weeks. The English full-back was handed the ban by FIFA for breaking the FA rules on betting.

He had established himself as a key player for the current La Liga leaders and the ban deals a serious blow to him as well as the club.

Manchester United, on the other hand, have shown interest in bringing the former Tottenham Hotspur player back to his hometown. United desperately need a cover for Aaron Wan-Bissaka who is the only proper option for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the Right-back.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah is the other option, but he has failed to make a solid statement. If a move is to be made for Kieran Trippier, it will take place only in the summer window because of the ban.

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