Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has agreed terms with Atletico Madrid ahead of a summer move.
According to Marca, the 28-year-old full-back has agreed personal terms with Diego Simeone’s team, despite both sides yet to agree on a fee for the Spanish star, who has been with the Blues since 2016 and has been a regular in the club under many different managers.
The full-back was used just four times in the Blues’ Europa League campaign, with manager Maurizio Sarri preferring Emerson Palmieri in Europe and domestic cup competitions.
It would be a surprise if Chelsea allow Marcos Alonso to leave over the transfer window, especially considering they have a two-window transfer ban looming over them.
If the Spain international returns to his native with Atleti, it would leave Italian rival as the remaining senior left-back and may mean the Premier League giants will have to rely on younger players with limited first-team experience with talented Englishman Reece James being on the horizon.
Marcos Alonso has made a total of 120 Chelsea appearances and has featured in 95 Premier League matches, with the remaining 25 coming in domestic and European competitions.
The Spanish attack-minded defender has an impressive record for a full back.
The dead-piece specialist has struck 18 times for the Blues, averaging one goal every seven matches and Marcos Alonso was crucial for the Blues at the beginning of the Premer Leauge campaign scoring decisive goals and providing crucial assists.