Spain defender Marcos Alonso has signed a new contract with Chelsea that will run until 2023, the Premier League club announced Wednesday. The 27-year-old Spain defender, who joined Chelsea in August 2016, helped them win the Premier League in 2016-17 and claim the FA Cup last season. “I am so happy to stay here longer and to keep playing for one of the best teams in the world,” he said on the club’s website.
“It’s been a very good two seasons and I am looking forward to more.”
Five more years.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) October 24, 2018
Alonso has made 92 appearances and scored 15 goals for Chelsea since being signed from Fiorentina.
He previously had spells in England with Bolton and Sunderland.
The left-back, who began his career at Real Madrid, made his international debut in March this year and has won three caps to date.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “We are delighted to be extending Marcos’ contract.
“In the past two seasons, he has developed into an important player for the club, demonstrating his outstanding ability and a fantastic attitude that has helped him become a Premier League champion and Spain international.”
Chelsea are in the Europa League this term but are thriving under new manager Maurizio Sarri and look on course to return to the Champions League next season.
Sarri claimed last month that Alonso is the best left-back in Europe.
Chelsea fans will undoubtedly be hoping the club can follow the news of a new deal for Alonso by convincing Eden Hazard to commit to new terms.
The Belgian’s future remains unclear, however, with him consistently having been linked with Real Madrid.
(With AFP Inputs)
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