Barcelona defender Marcos Alonso offered two-year contract by Manchester United
Manchester United have offered Barcelona defender Marcos Alonso a two-year contract in the ongoing transfer window, according to Spanish outlet Marca.
The Red Devils are looking to acquire the 32-year-old’s services on a temporary move for a season. At the end of it, the left-back will become a free agent and the Old Trafford side intend to keep him for another year.
As things stand, Alonso is mulling the proposal from United. The Spain international was set on the idea of staying at the Blaugrana. However, things could change now and the Catalan outfit have left the decision in the defender’s hands.
Barcelona signed Alonso in the summer of 2022 after his departure from Chelsea. At the Blues, the full-back spent six years, where he won the Premier League and Champions League titles.
The Spaniard has decent abilities going forward. However, he leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to defending. Although in the previous campaign, Xavi often played the defender as a centre-back.
At the moment, Alejandro Balde is the Blaugrana’s first choice at the left-hand side of the defence. Thus, it is understandable for Alonso to contemplate his future in Catalunya.
For now, United are without Luke Shaw. The England international has been sidelined for a considerable period with an injury. On the other hand, Tyrell Malacia has also been out of action for some time.
Erik ten Hag had to start Diogo Dalot at left-back against Nottingham Forest. Lisandro Martinez has also played in that position during his Ajax Amsterdam days.
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However, it would evidently be wise to bolster the backline with a new left-back just to be safe. Although, Alonso does not instil a lot of faith due to his frailties at the back. But whether the Spaniard will accept the Old Trafford side’s deal remains to be seen.