·20 August 2023
·20 August 2023
Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen viewing screen
Alonso has represented Premier League sides in nine different seasons. He made his English top-flight debut with Bolton in the 2010/11 campaign, before going on to represent Sunderland in 2013/14.
He moved from Stamford Bridge to Barcelona last summer, and after just one season back in his native Spain, he could be on his way back to England.
Spanish journalist Gerard Romero reports the full-back is ‘evaluating the Premier’s proposal’. He does not name which Premier League side are interested, but whoever it is, he’s weighing up the offer to come back after playing 37 times for Barcelona.
While it’s not 100 per cent, there’s a good chance that is from Tottenham. The Frenchman spent last season on loan with Spurs, and they’ve made attempts to sign him already this window – negotiations were said to be ‘advancing’ in July, but things have since gone quiet.
The north London outfit were reportedly not prepared to pay £10.3million after his loan spell, which could explain why there’s not been a whole lot of movement since, but might now be prepared to match Barcelona’s valuation.
Of course, there’s a chance it’s another Premier League side that’s interested in him, with Tottenham having already signed Micky van de Ven to play in the centre of defence this summer.
Lenglet considering an approach is less of a surprise than Alonso. He’s recently been out on loan, and it seems Barcelona are willing to let him go if they receive the right offer.
In Alonso’s case, he started 20 of his 37 appearances last season having just moved, and there is now less competition at left-back than there was last season, though he was actually used more often in the centre.
It will be interesting to see if he does take up the offer, having not been included in the squad for Barcelona’s first game of the season.