Premier League: Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso signs new five-year contract with club
Spain defender Marcos Alonso has signed a new contract with Chelsea that will run until 2023, the Premier League club announced Wednesday.
London: Spain defender Marcos Alonso has signed a new contract with Chelsea that will run until 2023, the Premier League club announced Wednesday.
The 27-year-old Spain defender, who joined Chelsea in August 2016, helped them win the Premier League in 2016-17 and claim the FA Cup last season.
"I am so happy to stay here longer and to keep playing for one of the best teams in the world," he said on the club's website.
"It's been a very good two seasons and I am looking forward to more."
Alonso has made 92 appearances and scored 15 goals for Chelsea since being signed from Fiorentina.
He previously had spells in England with Bolton and Sunderland.
The left-back, who began his career at Real Madrid, made his international debut in March this year and has won three caps to date.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: "We are delighted to be extending Marcos' contract.
"In the past two seasons he has developed into an important player for the club, demonstrating his outstanding ability and a fantastic attitude that has helped him become a Premier League champion and Spain international."
Chelsea commercial director Damian Willoughby, who was appointed recently, was sacked the Enlish Premier League club over "inappropriate messages" he sent before he joined.
Chelsea were bought in May for 2.5 billion pounds by a consortium fronted by American businessman Todd Boehly, part-owner of LA Dodgers.
History is in Arsenal's favour, with Tottenham on a run of 11 top-flight visits to the Emirates Stadium without a win since their last success in 2010