Marcos Alonso has been one of Chelsea key-men and regular starters during this fantastic campaign for the Blues: he arrived from Fiorentina in the last days of the summer transfer window but, initially, there was a lot of skepticism about his skills and his real value, since it was a common opinion he couldn’t fit into Chelsea squad.
But Alonso proved everyone wrong and became one of the sensations of this season.
The Spaniard, anyway, explained that the Blues were not the only top team keen on him:
“Well, I think there was some conversations with Barcelona but the truth is that at that point it was not in my plans to leave Fiorentina,” he told IbTimes.
“It was only when the interest from Chelsea arrived in the summer when I started to consider to make a change.”
“There were some great teams interested in me in the summer but I decided to join Chelsea because they are a team that I had always liked,” he added.
“I saw a possibility of succeeding here. I had some other offers from other teams from Italy and Spain but when Chelsea came to get me, I did not think twice. Chelsea are a club that had always attracted me.
“From my early years at Bolton I knew that Chelsea were a great club and the truth is that I was right to come here. Things are going well but I have to continue this way because I think I still can give much more. Now with the tranquility of not having to prove anything I have to keep improving.”