By 90Min
October 13, 2017

Chelsea left back Marcos Alonso has hinted that he is keen on leaving Stamford Bridge and making a return to playing in his native Spain.

The Spanish defender, who formerly plied his trade in the youth ranks of Real Madrid, has been away from his homeland for the last seven years - previously playing for the likes of Bolton Wanderers, Fiorentina and Sunderland before joining the Blues.

Many within the football world were surprised to see Chelsea boss Antonio Conte sign Alonso last summer, but since arriving at Stamford Bridge the Spaniard has a big part of the manager's plans and Chelsea's success as a club. 

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Although the 26-year-old has expressed his desire to one day return to Spain, he is committed to the Blues at present and giving his total attention to the reigning Premier League Champions. 

Speaking to Cadena Ser, Alonso stated: "I'm very happy at Chelsea but I would like to return to play in Spain one day. Obviously, before I retire I would like to play in La Liga because I haven't played much there.

"But I'm very happy in London. All I think about is Saturday's game against Crystal Palace. I really like the Premier League and to have the opportunity to play for Chelsea and win titles."

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After winning the Premier League in his introductory season with Chelsea, Alonso is fully aware that retaining the title this season will be no easy feat and added: "It's not going to be easy to win the Premier League again.

"There are many teams that can opt for the title. We saw it two years ago that even a team like Leicester can compete and win the league.

"The two Manchester teams have strengthened their sides very well. Tottenham have a solid group that has worked together for some time, Liverpool have a strong side. We will fight in each game to give ourselves a chance to be there in the battle."

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