FC Barcelona are aiming to devise a solution that alleviates their frail financial state and allows them to incorporate new signings.
For their recruitment strategy to succeed, exit operations are a critical requirement, and over the past few days, it appeared highly plausible that Marcos Alonso would bear the brunt of Barça’s desire to generate Fair Play margin from departures.
But, as it turns out, the reports of Alonso joining Manchester United are beginning to lose strength, as the player is keen on continuing at the Catalan club.
Alonso has informed the dressing room of his decision
Now, according to Gabriel Sans of Mundo Deportivo, Marcos Alonso has told the dressing room that he does not plan to leave this summer.
Owing to the newfound interest of Manchester United in bolstering their left-back position, Alonso entered the English club’s crosshairs.
Alonso was perceived as someone who could replace the injured Luke Shaw and, consequently, was offered attractive terms with a two-year contract.
Even so, the player was reportedly never in favour of leaving in the first place, with his objective to succeed in Catalonia not swaying his mind.
With the dressing room already notified about his decision, a move away is starting to look improbable.
Xavi wishes to hang onto Alonso
In addition to Alonso not contemplating a move to the Red Devils, coach Xavi has also made it clear that he wishes to employ Alonso for the ongoing season.
The Spanish veteran, who recently got registered in La Liga, is viewed as Alejandro Balde’s backup at left-back and has the ability to slot in at centre-back as well.
Xavi appears unwilling to give up this kind of profile, having blocked the move as per prior reports.