REPORT: BARCELONA INTERESTED IN SIGNING ALONSO FOR A CENTRE-BACK ROLE

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Marcos Alonso is a product of Real Madrid’s academy system, and is seen by those at Camp Nou as a potential fit at centre-half, reports claim.

According to Goal, the Chelsea defender is being considered by Barcelona as a possible long-term replacement for Gerard Pique.

Pique is set to turn 32 in February 2019 and the Blaugrana are already looking for his replacement.

Alonso, who is a product of Real Madrid’s academy system – the club his grandfather once represented – is considered by those in Catalunya to boast the required height, ball skills and tactical awareness to slip seamlessly into the Blaugrana fold.

Alonso played as a centre-back for Fiorentina, and has also impressed in his wing-back role for the Blues.

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