Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has hinted at a future move away from the club despite signing a new five-year contract last October.

The left-back has taken a dip in form over Chelsea’s 2018/19 campaign due to a change in tactics by newly signed manager Maurizio Sarri. 

The player had to adapt to a more natural left-back position rather than the more attacking wing-back role.

The Spaniard has made 39 appearances in all competitions for the Blues this season, scoring four goals and picking up seven assists.

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Towards the end of the season, Sarri took a liking to newcomer Emerson and opted to use him in their Europa League campaign, making 10 appearances. 

The Brazilian earned a starting XI spot in some of the final Premier League games of the season, while Alonso missed a couple of games due to a minor thigh injury.

And speaking to Standard Sport, Alonso, who has also been linked with a move to La Liga giants Real Madrid, said:

I am very happy here but we will see what happens this summer.

There is always talk (like this). Is it a compliment? Yes. It means I’m doing well if other teams are trying to get in touch.

But first of all I’m focusing on the final. I am very happy to have four more years here and hopefully I will stay many more years here.

The 28-year-old then spoke about the criticism he has received this season and how his form has changed over the course of the campaign.

For me personally, the path changed. I started very well, then the manager wanted different things from me.

After that I was trying to do what he wanted and then he told me he wanted to play like I was at the beginning of the season. So maybe that has conditioned a little bit the way of my game.

I think I’m settled now. I am very happy at Chelsea and looking forward to finish the season with a win and a cup.

Has the criticism from the fans affected me? No. Football is like this.

The full-back states he is happy in West London, but could a move to his homeland tempt him?


Four possible solutions if Alonso departs this summer

Yes, for the right price

No, keep him