Cape Town - Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso admits he is keen to return to La Liga before the end of his playing career.
Alonso has been a huge success for Chelsea after a £24 million move
from Fiorentina in the summer of 2016, with the Spaniard holding down
the left wing-back spot in Antonio Conte’s set-up.
The 26-year-old’s contract at Stamford Bridge runs until 2021 and he
is far from in a hurry to leave the defending Premier League champions.
But after spending his formative years at Real Madrid, Alonso would like to play in his homeland before hanging up his boots.
"It's not something that I think much about. Obviously, before I
retire I would like to play in La Liga because I have not played much
there,” he said.
“But I'm very happy at Chelsea and in London.
"I do not think much in that but I would like to play in Spain one
day. Especially when a couple of weeks ago we went to play against
Atletico, you see the good weather, good friends, you become more eager
to do it.
“But I'm happy in London. I really like the Premier League and have
the opportunity to play for Chelsea and win titles. This is what every
Playing in La Liga may boost Alonso’s international ambitions too,
with the ex-Bolton and Sunderland man understandably eager to represent
He added: “It would be a dream come true to play for Spain and help them do well at the World Cup next year.
“I've been doing the right things for some time and the news from Chelsea eventually gets there [to Spain].
“Spain have great players and I hope great things happen in Russia in the summer."