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Chelsea Complete £23m Signing Of Fiorentina Full Back Marcos Alonso

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Premier League giants Chelsea have officially announced the signing of Fiorentina defender Marcos Alonso on a five-year deal, for a transfer fee of £23m.

Both the clubs confirmed the deal on Wednesday with Fiorentina making the move first in an official statement.

The statement read: “ACF Fiorentina announces that it has sold, outright, to the rights of the player Marcos Alonso Mendoza at Chelsea Football Club.”

After completing the deal, Marcos Alonso said: “I’m very happy. It’s a step up in my career and I think this is the perfect place for me to continue developing. It’s time for me to win some titles.

“It was an easy decision for me to make when I heard the club were interested in signing me. My family and close friends know Chelsea is the club I have dreamed about playing for so I’m really excited about the challenge and I’m looking forward to working with my new team-mates.”

Alonso becomes Chelsea’s fourth summer signing after Michy Batshuayi, N’Golo Kante and Portugal goalkeeper Eduardo. Reports also claim that PSG defender David Luiz is set to complete a medical on Wednesday, ahead of his return to former club Chelsea.

Alsono was not a regular figure at Real Madrid and had only featured in a single La Liga match in the 2009-10 season, before moving out to Bolton. He got his first proper beak at the English side in the 2012-13 season, where he bagged 26 appearances and scored four goals.

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Fiorentina signed Alonso in 2013, but sent him out on loan to Sunderland during the 2013-14 season. He came under the radar of top clubs after his successful last season at Fiorentina, earning 39 games in all competitions and with three goals to his name.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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