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Marcos Alonso: 'Amazing to be here'
New FC Barcelona signing discusses his move, and says he feels especially proud to come to a club were his father was such a success before him
Marcos Alonso is in Barcelona. The seventh new signing of the summer touched down on Thursday and is already looking forward to his official presentation.
"I have been in several talks with Barça throughout my career" admitted the left back, who has come to Catalonia after six years at Chelsea. "And now I am here at last. I'm very happy and looking forward to starting. The only team that was ever in my head was Barça. This is the next stage of my career and I can't wait."
“It is very special to play for the team where my father was such a success" he added. Marcos Alonso senior was at the club from 1982 to 1987. "That's another important reason to be here. I remember when he brought me to see games at Camp Nou, so to be here now is incredible."
"I have had some words with the boss" he added. "I want to do what he wants of me and what the team needs. I have experience and I want to offer that to the team. And I know a lot of the players from playing for Spain or because they are old team mates. I'm looking forward to seeing them and sharing a dressing room with them."