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Crystal Palace throw their hat in the ‘contingency plan’ ring for Marcos Alonso — report

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Potential interest?

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Marcos Alonso’s career is in a bit of a limbo at the moment. The 29-year-old spends more time in the stands than even on the bench these days, with Emerson Palmieri acting as the deputy to Ben Chilwell.

Despite being linked with the likes of Inter Milan and Sevilla in the summer, a move never materialized and combined with his little incident with Frank Lampard, Alonso is thus serving his pseudo-exile from the squad at present.

But surely that won’t last forever. In addition to Inter being linked again recently, another potential destination has popped up in the rumor mill. According to the Daily Mail, Crystal Palace are also interested in signing the left back.

The Eagles are looking at Alonso as a potential replacement for (another former Chelsea player) Patrick van Aanholt, whose contract runs out at the end of the season. While Palace are hoping that Van Aanholt stays, they have started looking at replacements, just in case.

Due to Premier League rules which allow for a maximum of one loanee from one Premier League club to another, and Palace already having Michy Batshuayi on loan, they wouldn’t be able to sign Alonso on loan in January as things stand, and would need to do so on a more permanent basis, which would suit us just fine.