Los Rojiblancos are close to signing Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso and set to battle with Real Madrid for the player. Spanish club need a new top-class defender to improve the back-line, and Spain international is the best option in this situation as he had an impressive campaign and proved his greatness one more time.
Diego Simeone will do everything to add him this June, but it will be difficult as Los Blancos also planning to make a bid during the transfer window. Alonso joined the Blues from Fiorentina in 2016 with a €25m deal. He is one of the best defenders in the Premier League and unchanged figure for the club.
In this season Marcos played 40 matches, scored four goals and made seven assists in all tournament. It is a fantastic consequence, and he can do much more during the next campaign. Spanish left-back has contracted with the English club until 2023, and his release clause is nearly €45m.
His price could increase during this summer and become much more. The 28-year-old defender also played several matches in the Furia Roja squad which is already a big success for the footballer. Probably he will accept the right offer from the Argentine manager.
Atletico Madrid had terrible results in this campaign as they finished La Liga in a second place and kicked out from the Champions League and Copa del Rey. Los Rojiblancos signed several players last summer like Gelson Martins from Sporting, Thomas Lemar from Monaco, Rodrigo Hernandez from Villarreal and Santiago Arias from PSV.