09 Feb 2022 | 21:59 | Football
Behind the scenes: Brighton 1-1 Chelsea (January 2022)
At the moment, coach Thomas Tuchel is having a headache with the left-back problem when Ben Chilwell is still in the recovery period. In his hands at this time, only Macos Alonso can take a good role in this position.
Things have not stopped there when recently, Spain’s Marca page said Atletico Madrid is still paying special attention to Alonso. Coach Diego Simeone even wanted to recruit the former Fiorentina star since 2019.
Before this situation, the Metro site (UK) said that Chelsea had a plan to prepare for a replacement for Alonso in the future. Accordingly, The Blues are targeting the target they have pursued in the past – Marc Cucurella .
In the summer of 2020, when there were difficulties in the negotiation process to buy Chilwell from Leicester, the Stamford Bridge team turned to Cucurella (at that time wearing Getafe shirt). In the summer of 2021, Chelsea continued to hesitate, coach Thomas Tuchel fully trusted Alonso and created conditions for Brighton to recruit Cucurella for £ 16 million.
Now, the London team must be patient and wait. They need to convince Brighton when Cucurella impresses in his first season in English football.