Marcos Alonso has revealed Chelsea have recently offered him a new deal and that he is keen to put pen to paper in the coming days.
Having signed from Fiorentina in 2016, Alonso has gone on to become one of the most consistent performers in the Blues squad. Under Antonio Conte, the Spaniard flourished as an attack-minded left-wingback while this season under Maurizio Sarri, he has shifted into a more traditional leftback – albeit still keen on bombing forward.
His swashbuckling displays at Stamford Bridge caught the attention of Europe’s elite, especially ones from his native Spain, with reported interest from Real Madrid, where he came through at their academy, as well as Barcelona. But Alonso, who is currently with the Spain squad, may have well quashed rumours of an exit from the club after revealing that the west London club has recently offered him fresh terms.
“I am very calm and very happy at Chelsea, and the club must also be happy with me because, although I still have two years left on my contract, they have offered me an extension,” said the 27-year-old, who went on to add that he is keen to sign the new deal very soon. “We are talking about it and the talks to renew are already advanced. If everything goes well, I think I will renew before the end of this month – in the coming days.”
The Spanish international’s current deal with Chelsea expires at the end of the 2020-2021 season but says he does not know how long the new contract offered by the Blues hierarchy runs, saying that his father looks after such matters, but he reiterated his will to put pen to paper on a new deal.
“My father takes care of that as he is the one who leads the negotiations,” continued the left-back. “I am 27 years old, I still have two more years and I am going to extend my contract. What concerns me is to play as well as possible to win matches and titles with Chelsea and with the national team. I’m calm with my contract.”
This bodes well for the Chelsea faithful, and especially with Sarri, who had recently said Alonso may be the best left-back in Europe.