Marcos Alonso ‘wants one-year extension to his Chelsea contract’ as £150,000-a-week left-back enjoys new lease of life under Thomas Tuchel after exile under Frank Lampard
- Marcos Alonso found himself down the pecking order under Frank Lampard
- But defender has been given new lease of life under new boss Thomas Tuchel
- Alonso had contemplated a move to another Premier League side or Serie A
- But having made six appearances in a month, he wants to sign a new deal
Marcos Alonso wants to sign a new deal at Chelsea having been brought in from the cold by new manager Thomas Tuchel.
The defender found himself frozen out by Frank Lampard and struggled to nail down a place in the starting line-up.
But since Lampard’s sacking and Tuchel’s arrival, the Spaniard has been recalled, coinciding with the team’s strong recent form.
Thomas Tuchel (left) has brought Marcos Alonso (right) back in from the cold at Chelsea
According to The Sun, Alonso had been considering a move to another Premier League side or one in Serie A, but is now chasing a one-year extension on his £150,000-a-week deal at Stamford Bridge.
The 30-year-old only managed to make three appearances for Lampard this season before the club legend was ruthlessly dismissed by Roman Abramovich.
He was axed after the 3-3 draw against West Brom back in September and it appeared that Lampard had lost trust in him.
The defender has played six times in a month already since Tuchel took charge of the club
Alonso found himself frozen out under Frank Lampard and struggled for game time
The situation has rapidly improved for the former Real Madrid man having already made six appearances under Tuchel in a month.
He has started the last three matches for the club, including Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Southampton.
Chelsea reportedly tried to find a buyer for Alonso both during the summer and January transfer windows but his high wages deterred sides from making a move, particularly with the coronavirus pandemic having shaped finances.
The left-back has been able to show what he can do and wants a one-year contract extension
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