Marcos Alonso speaks on signing for Barcelona


Barcelona have made it official that Marcos Alonso have signed for the season on 22/23. Alonso was a player that had links to Barcelona for a long time. Personal terms were agreed upon months ago but a fee was not decided between Chelsea and Barcelona. But the last days of the transfer window were very fruitful for the Catalans. Aubameyang agreed on personal terms with Chelsea. So it made sense to accept a cash +Alonso deal with Pierre going the other way. However, Alonso has signed on a 1-year deal only because of the FFP regulations of La Liga. Barcelona were having problems registering the new signings.

The club is open to the possibility of extending Alonso’s contract next season which will also depend on how they perform. Apart from that, Coach Xavi is happy that his team is now strengthened and he has 3 players for the left-back position. On signing for the Blaugranas, Alonso said:

I’m very happy to have the opportunity of being part of this great team. I’ve wanted this as a kid when my Dad brought me to the Camp Nou. I can’t wait to have success here and to please the fans. The success will be shared between all of us.”

On how he can help his team, Alonso said :

I have experience and I can help the youngsters. As the President said, I can also put in a free kick. I already knew several of the players from the National Team and haven’t been surprised by the team’s level. We hope to have a lot of joy and for this team to reach its best level.”

Alonso has already played with several Barcelona players in the Spanish National team. He will now hope to contribute his best for the upcoming season to also make a place for Spain at the world cup. But he will have to compete with the likes of Jordi Alba and Balde for a place.

A season to bounce back for Barcelona?

A brilliant squad with a brilliant coach, Barcelona have it all this season. The Catalans are now over their past. They have suffered enough humiliations in Europe and now seems the right time to elevate. Xavi has got the players he wanted this time. Big things await this team and that can be seen on the pitch. The hunger, the determination to win is quite clearly visible. But it is much easier said than done. On the pitch, the chemistry between the new boys will take time.

Moreover, Barcelona will be highly confident of making it out of their UCL group. Bayern and Inter will not be easy opponents for the Catalans. But it will be a big test for them if they can top this group or even be second. Lewandowski will be looking to lead the frontline with Dembele and Raphinha. Big days are coming for the team as they await major tests. Pass or fail, Barcelona have a lot to prove this season. A brilliant start is what they want and it has come. Now the bigger teams await the Blaugranas.

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