After Chelsea’s narrow victory at Everton this Saturday, on the first day of the Premier League, Thomas Tuchel gave the reasons for the absence of Marcos Alonso. Not on the match sheet, the player is going to join Barca.
No suspense on the destination, even if he has not confirmed it. Thomas Tuchel confirmed this Saturday that Marcos Alonso was going to leave Chelsea. The Spanish international will, unless the situation turns around, join FC Barcelona . This is why he was not on the score sheet for the Blues’ narrow victory at Everton (1-0), as part of the first day of the Premier League.
“Yes, Marcos Alonso asked to leave and we accepted,”Explained Thomas Tuchel to the press after the match.
It wouldn’t make sense to put him on the pitch today. The German technician, however, did not specify the destination of the 31-year-old player.
A matter of hours
The Catalan press announced on Friday that the left side, who can also play a notch higher in midfield, was very close to signing up with FC Barcelona. The club have been negotiating his arrival for weeks, in parallel with a Cesar Azpilicueta file which ultimately did not succeed (the defender finally extended for two years at Chelsea).