Chelsea have announced that left-back Marcos Alonso has signed a contract extension with the club until the end of the 2023 season.
The Spaniard, who has hinted at a new deal in the last few weeks, has now finally put pen to paper. Alonso has established himself as a key player at Stamford Bridge since joining the club from Fiorentina in 2016.
He has since made 64 Premier League appearances, scoring 14 goals and providing seven assists. When asked about his new deal, Alonso told reporters: “I am so happy to stay here longer and to keep playing for one of the best teams in the world.
It’s been a very good two seasons and I am looking forward to more.” The 27-year-old was used as a left wing-back under former boss Antonio Conte but current coach Maurizio Sarri has deployed him as a left-back.
Earlier this season, the former Napoli coach claimed he is the best in his position in Europe. He told reporters in September: “Alonso I think at the moment in this position, left-back, he is maybe the best in Europe. “Physical qualities at top level, I think.
He’s doing very well in the offensive phase. I also think he can improve in the defensive phase. He could be the best left-back in the world.”
Alonso is expected to be involved in Thursday’s Europa League clash with BATE Borisov, with the Blues the heavy favourites.
Chelsea are as short as 1.13 to win but you can back Alonso to score anytime at odds of 4.50.