La Liga club Barcelona not interested to sign an English Premier League player who presented Chelsea for the last couple of years.
Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman kept numerous transfer targets in front of him during the winter transfer window. Talks of bringing an English Premier League player from Chelsea went in vain at the end stage of the transfer window.
However, La Liga giants were performing very well in the league but need some changes in the squad. The requirement of the sole striker for the club as Braithwaite struggling to handle it along with Griezmann and Dembele on wings. Another thing that need to change is Barcelona’s old age players i.e players who are nearer to 35 years. Whereas, Catalans include almost half the squad of more than 30 years old. So they thinking to recruit a couple of players during the transfer window.
That is why they targeted Chelsea star defender Marcos Alonso. He represented the blues in 152 matches since 2016 and netted 22 goals along with 17 assists throughout his career with the Stamford bridge side. Now he is 30 years old and remained almost five years of his career.
Recently he falls out of Frank Lampard’s pecking order due to the arrival of Ben Chilwell. Chilwell took his place since he arrived at Chelsea in the previous summer transfer window from Leicester City. Therefore, Chelsea looking to trade with Alonso.
Marcos Alonso will help them to increase the financial books of the club. As they had spent lots of penny in the summer transfer window. To invest money during the ongoing transfer window Frank Lampard will look to sell him at the best possible deal.
Why Barcelona lose interest in signing Marcos Alonso?
According to a report from Football.London, Barcelona had pulled off from the race of signing Marcos Alonso from Chelsea. The left-back spend his almost whole season seating on the bench ahead Chilwell also falls out of Barcelona’s eye.
The reason behind pulling out of race is that Barca failed to send 2nd left-back out of the squad in this transfer window. Junior Firpo attracted the eyes of AC Milan but now they didn’t want to sign Firpo as per the report from Fabrizio Romano.
They cancelled to sign Barcelona defender because they bought the Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori on a season-long loan. As they wanted to buy him but Chelsea denied it and sent him on a loan with a buy option at the end of the season.
In the end, Barcelona failed to found the buying club for Firpo. The Dreams of Alonso to join the new club went in vain. Barcelona denied Alonso due to more number of players are present for the same position along with Jordi Alba and Junior Firpo.
Marcos Alonso needs to find a new club ahead of Barcelona’s lack of interest:
Marcos Alonso getting lack playing time in Chelsea this season. He had appeared in only three English Premier League matches that too a substitute player. Didn’t pecked up in the playing XI lineup for the season.
On either side, Ben Chilwell 16 Premier League, 4 UCL, and 2 EFL cup appearances for Chelsea. Henceforth, Marcos Alonso required to find a new club in this transfer window for getting more playtime.