Spanish defender aims to honour his Chelsea contract

Spain international Marcos Alonso has indicated that he is content with his stay with Chelsea despite the continuous speculation regarding his future. The 27-year-old has become one of the Premier League’s most-effective left-sided defenders since joining them from Fiorentina in the summer of 2016 and this has witnessed him linked with a possible return to Real Madrid, where he begun his professional career.

In an interview with Spanish outlet AS, Alonso has re-iterated his comments from March when he was first handed a national team call-up. Back then, the left-back rubbished the claims that he would consider a return to Los Blancos and he has now repeated the same statement whilst stressing his commitment towards his current employers.

Alonso has been the Premier League’s most-efficient contributing defender with 15 goals and eight assists over the past three years and he has now indicated his desire to honour the remaining three years of his Blues contract after building his reputation with the Capital outfit.

The Spaniard’s comments are likely to provide a sense of relief to the Blues’ supporters who would surely have been worried by the prospect of Los Blancos prising away the defender in the future. AS previously claimed that Alonso would not decline a return to the Bernabeu should an opportunity arise, but that no longer appears the case with the former Sunderland loanee supposedly content with the proceedings.

Alonso created a unique history earlier in March after his family became the first-ever in Spain to have three generations of internationals. He made his debut during the dying stages of La Roja’s 6-1 friendly win over Argentina but he was later ignored for the summer World Cup.

At present, Alonso has once more been recalled to the national team setup under new manager Julen Lopetegui and he could potentially make the starting lineup with several senior players including Jordi Alba and Nacho Monreal dropped for the UEFA Nation League games versus England and Croatia this month.

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