Barcelona have completed the signing of Marcos Alonso from Chelsea for a fee reported to be in the region of around €8 million, including add-ons. The Spaniard had agreed personal terms with the Catalan giants months ago, but the deal had stalled.
However, the Blaugranas currently face an uphill battle registering their new signings of Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde, Franck Kessie, and Andreas Christensen.
As such, Barça have stalled the announcement of the Alonso deal. They want to register their current players before signing anyone else so as not to further worsen their wage cap situation.
AS report that Alonso will be announced next week, and Barcelona are preparing to have the player ready by next weekend when they lock horns against Real Sociedad for La Liga matchday two.
The Spaniard is expected to be Jordi Alba’s deputy for the 2022/23 season, which means Alejandro Balde will likely leave on loan. He joins Nico Gonzalez, Ez Abde, and Clement Lenglet in the list of garnet and blue players to leave or possibly leave on loan this season.
Alonso will sign a two-year contract with the option to extend it for another year with Barcelona, and has reportedly reduced his salary to fit the club’s wage cap.