Marcos Alonso has revealed that Barcelona were also interested in signing him , before he joined Chelsea.
The wingback joined the Stamford Bridge club from Fiorentina for a fee worth £24 million and has impressed for Conte’s side.
However, he has stated he could have joined Barcelona, before the La Liga giants signed Lucas Digne.
“Well, I think there was some conversations [with Barcelona] but the truth is that at that point it was not in my plans to leave Fiorentina,” he told IbTimes. “It was only when the interest from Chelsea arrived in the summer when I started to consider to make a change.”
“There were some great teams interested in me in the summer but I decided to join Chelsea because they are a team that I had always liked,” he added.
“I saw a possibility of succeeding here. I had some other offers from other teams from Italy and Spain but when Chelsea came to get me, I did not think twice. Chelsea are a club that had always attracted me.
“From my early years at Bolton I knew that Chelsea were a great club and the truth is that I was right to come here. Things are going well but I have to continue this way because I think I still can give much more. Now with the tranquility of not having to prove anything I have to keep improving.”