Chelsea’s Alonso signs new five year contract


Marcos Alonso

Marcos Alonso

The Premier League club said on Wednesday that Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has signed a new five-year contract that would keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2023.

Alonso, who joined Chelsea from Fiorentina in August 2016, established himself as a left wing-back under former manager Antonio Conte, and helped the club win the league title in his first season.

The 27-year old Spaniard has completed a successful transition to fill the left-back role since Maurizio Sarri took charge at the start of the current campaign.

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“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,” Alonso said in a statement.

Alonso, capped three times by Spain, has scored 15 goals in 92 appearances for Chelsea.

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