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Marcos Alonso agrees to affix Barcelona rivals on free switch


Marcos Alonso will depart Barcelona as a free agent when his contract expires this summer time, in response to stories.

Alonso signed an 18-month contract in January 2023 which incorporates the choice for an additional 12 months if he performs in 50% of matches this season, however a again damage and the emergence of different choices have restricted him to only 299 minutes throughout seven appearances in all competitions this season.

With Alejandro Balde the popular starter and loanee Joao Cancelo seen as the principle backup, Fabrizio Romano notes that the choice has been made to bid farewell to Alonso when the season involves an in depth.

Alonso made 37 appearances final 12 months and was recurrently used each as a left-back and in a shock centre-back function, together with his versatility incomes him an extension to his preliminary one-year contract.

Nevertheless, he misplaced his place within the squad initially of this season, earlier than struggling a again damage which saved him sidelined between December and March. He’s but to play since returning to the squad final month.

Marcos Alonso

Alonso may be part of Atletico / Marvin Ibo Guengoer – GES Sportfoto/GettyImages

Alonso is anticipated to stay in Spain when his contract expires and has lengthy been tipped to affix Atletico Madrid – a transfer which might see him full a spell which every of Spain’s greatest three sides after he got here by way of the Actual Madrid academy and made a solitary look for Los Blancos in April 2010.

Cadena SER are the most recent outlet to report on Atletico’s curiosity in Alonso. It’s claimed that the 33-year-old already has an settlement with Diego Simeone’s facet, though nothing has been made official at this level.

In addition to Alonso, this summer time may see Sergi Roberto bid farewell to Barcelona as he approaches the top of his personal contract.

A closing determination has not been made concerning the versatile 32-year-old, whose future is anticipated to be tied to that of supervisor Xavi who, because it stands, will depart on the finish of the marketing campaign.