Marcos Alonso’s agent reportedly travelled to London this week to progress his client’s departure from Chelsea.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Fali Ramadani trekked to the capital in order to ‘unblock’ Alonso’s Stamford Bridge exit.
Alonso’s agent travelled to London to speed up the deal
The Spain international is seemingly on the verge of returning home, with Barcelona the most likely destination.
He has just over 12 months left on his contract, but the 31-year-old might not even make it past the summer.
Todd Boehly will almost certainly oversee a major change of Thomas Tuchel’s squad, now his finances are pretty much ready to be rolled out into the transfer market.
Majority of the revamping is set to be done in defence, where noticeable gaps need filling.
Finding a few centre-backs to replace Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen remains the priority.
But Boehly may also prowl the wing-back aisle in search of a couple of bargains.
Alonso might be joined on the same plane to Spain by his fellow countryman Cesar Azpilicueta, as both are apparently being targeted by Barca.
Are Alonso and Azpi on the move?
Whilst neither are the first choice in their respective positions, their absence will be felt unless a higher standard of player comes in.
Azpilicueta’s experience and leadership qualities are pretty irreplaceable, especially as there are not many obvious mentors in the current Chelsea crop.
As for Alonso, he proved his importance during Ben Chilwell’s long spell on the side-lines.
Tuchel had no choice but to field the left-back in nearly every fixture from November onwards.
Despite his age and obvious flaws, Chilwell’s understudy admirably and expertly at times took up the main character role.
This won’t be an option if Barca get their way, a rather scary scenario considering Chilwell only just return to match-action on the final weekend of the season.
Fans might share differing opinions on Marcos, but nobody can doubt his commitment to the club.