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Marcos Alonso sends emotional Chelsea message with Barcelona confirming free transfer

Marcos Alonso sends emotional Chelsea message with Barcelona confirming free transfer

Marcos Alonso has written a farewell message to fans after completing a free move to Barcelona after agreeing to end his contract with Chelsea.

During his six years at Stamford Bridge, the Spanish defender won the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup.

The return of Ben Chilwell and the acquisition of Marc Cucurella have pushed the 31-year-old further down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge, according to football.london’s sources.

This summer, Barcelona was interested in signing Chelsea club captain Cesar Azpilicueta as well as Alonso, but Azpilicueta signed a contract extension that halted rumors about his future. 

The Spanish left-back lost out with Chelsea veteran Frank Lampard after being substituted at halftime of a 3-3 tie with West Bromwich Albion. He was not reinstated until Thomas Tuchel took over as manager.

Following his transfer to the Camp Nou, Alonso tweeted a farewell message to Chelsea supporters on social media. 

The statement stated, “Can’t thank you enough for the six years we spent together. It’s been a real honour to defend the blue colour around the world and to write the history of this great club.

“Special mention to Mr. Roman Abramovich and Antonio Conte for giving me the chance at the very beginning. All the people at the club, stadium and training ground thank you. Managers, teammates, medical staff lead by Dr. Paco Biosca, kitmen etc… it was a pleasure to share the changing room with you all these years.

“Of course, to the fans thank you for your support since day one. It’s thanks to you that Chelsea is one of the biggest clubs in the world so keep the blue flag flying high. Yours forever, running down the left wing for you. M.”

During his time at Stamford Bridge, Alonso thrived in the left-wing back position for the Blues and was ruthless from set-pieces, scoring key goals. The Spaniard decided to end his contract and begin a new challenge with Barcelona after reaching a deal with Chelsea on the final day of the transfer window.

Marcos Alonso sends emotional Chelsea message with Barcelona confirming free transfer

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