Just as he promised a couple weeks ago, Marcos Alonso has (yesterday) put pen to paper on a shiny brand new Chelsea contract, good for the next five seasons (well, four and change, to be technically correct) through the end of the 2022-23 season.
Chelsea’s undisputed left back and left wing-back since Conte’s fateful switch to a 3-4-3 formation back in 2016, Marcos Alonso had to take the long road to success, despite a pedigree that’s up there with Spanish footballing royalty — both his father and his grandfather were Spanish internationals, the latter even a Real Madrid legend from the ‘50s. The third generation footballer may have also gotten his start at Real, but only after stops at Bolton, Sunderland, and Fiorentina did he manage to find his way back to the top of the professional game, winning the Premier League in his debut season with Chelsea and being voted into the PFA’s Team of the Year last season.
“We are delighted to be extending Marcos’ contract. In the past two seasons he has developed into an important player for the club, demonstrating his outstanding ability and a fantastic attitude that has helped him become a Premier League champion and Spain international.”
-Marina Granovskaia; source: Chelsea FC
21 - Marcos Alonso has been involved in 21 Premier League goals for Chelsea since August 2016 (14 goals, 7 assists); more than any other defender in the competition. Signed. pic.twitter.com/Za8cZiLTGu— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 24, 2018
Not bad for a deadline day “panic buy”, who’s now closing in on 100 appearances for the Blues!
“I am so happy to stay here longer and to keep playing for one of the best teams in the world. It’s been a very good two seasons and I am looking forward to more.”
-Marcos Alonso; source: Chelsea FC