Chelsea left wing-back Marcos Alonso has been deserving a call up to the Spanish national team pretty much since establishing himself as a starter in the Blues’ lineup back in the beginning of the 2016-17 season. Looking back at these circumstances, it was an impressive feat by a player who had arrived at the club at deadline day in the summer transfer window and was asked to play in a tactical scheme that would then make a huge impact in the country, with him as a key factor of the Premier League-winning set-up.
At last, La Furia Roja manager Julen Lopetegui gave in to public pressure (even if it came mostly from English corners) and took Alonso in Spain’s latest squad for friendlies against Germany and Argentina ahead of the World Cup, which will take place in the next days. And all of this was promptly followed by some transfer rumours from his motherland.
According to Marca (via Sport Witness), Alonso has drawn attention and offers from many teams including French outfit Paris Saint-Germain, who are said to have made a “super-offer” for the Spaniard; as well as two top teams from England. Their “tidbit” also claims these bids came right at the moment of Alonso’s negotiations for a extension on his contract with Chelsea.
The timing of these “news” should not come as a big surprise, as Alonso’s call up to Spain’s NT — and potential World Cup trip with them — will certainly raise his leverage on whichever contract negotiations may take place in the future. Thus the rumoured offers could (and should) very well be his agent doing agent things™, attempting to raise said leverage for when the parties sit at the table to handle his new deal with the Blues.
Plus, international break means it is a slow day for club news. Until club football returns, similar rumours planted by “insiders” all over Europe will pop up in order to keep the flow of articles in motion.
And all we can do is to stay calm and wait until we are back to our usual business on the pitch...