Marcos Alonso is lastly a Barcelona participant (Photograph: Getty)
Marcos Alonso stated he had ‘all the time needed’ to play for Barcelona at his official unveiling on the La Liga membership.
The 31-year-old has accomplished his long-awaited transfer to the Camp Nou from Chelsea, having been linked with the switch for fairly a while.
Over the course of six years, Alonso loved nice success at Stamford Bridge profitable six trophies together with the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and Europa League, in addition to being named within the PFA Workforce of the 12 months in 2018.
However at his unveiling again in his native Spain, the left-back professed his love for Barcelona, maybe unsurprising provided that each his father, additionally named Marcos Alonso, and great-grandfather performed for the membership.
‘Having the chance to be a part of this nice staff is what I’ve all the time needed, since I used to be a toddler, since my father introduced me to the Camp Nou,’ Alonso stated.
‘I’m very comfortable to hitch the staff the place my father triumphed. A brand new staff, I’m ranging from scratch, I’ve to work arduous to earn a spot.
‘[I can offer] principally expertise and assist for the youthful gamers. It additionally is determined by what the boss desires from me, however I can rating a objective or two from free kicks.’
Marcos Alonso received six trophies in six years with Chelsea (Photograph: Getty)
Whereas he does have a well-recognized connection to Barcelona, Alonso really started his profession at their arch-rivals Actual Madrid, coming by their academy however solely making one senior look for Los Blancos.
He subsequently moved on to Bolton, Fiorentina and Sunderland on mortgage, earlier than becoming a member of Chelsea in 2016.
Maybe extra bizarrely, his grandfather Marquitos additionally performed for Actual Madrid and was a part of the well-known facet that received 5 European Cups (Champions Leagues) within the Nineteen Fifties.
As for when Alonso will make his Barcelona debut, Xavi confirmed it could not be within the Champions League sport towards Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday.
‘They [Alonso and fellow new recruit Hector Bellerin] are two signings, they must get used to what we’re doing,’ the supervisor stated.
‘They haven’t had minutes this season they usually want a bit extra bodily work. Saturday [against Cadiz in the league] they are going to be within the squad.’
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