With the prospect of a two-window transfer ban to serve, it remains essential that Chelsea, when it comes to their squad, don’t deplete it too much this summer.
Currently, we’re resigned to losing our jewel-in-the-crown, Eden Hazard, but I’d hope that the club don’t allow too many others to leave.
Already we’ve seen Olivier Giroud and Willy Caballero sign deals that will see them remain at Stamford Bridge next season.
However, speculation is growing, as reported by the Evening Standard, that somebody who only put pen-to-paper on a five-year deal last October could be heading for the exit.
Marcos Alonso, having seen his place in the starting eleven become far from guaranteed, is considering a move away from the club.
Alonso, who I admit surprised me with his achievements since coming to the club, especially in the role he played under Antonio Conte, where he pushed forward, clearly wants the guarantee of regular first-team football.
Now, if we weren’t operating under the ban, I’d be tempted to let the Spaniard go, his attacking prowess far exceeds his defensive abilities when it should be the other way around, but now I’m not so sure.
Squad numbers could be vital next year if we get hit by injuries and suspensions and Alonso is somebody who, although, might not be a regular choice, would be a valued squad member.
But what is your call on the above subject matter?
Would you hang on to Alonso or would you let him leave?
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