Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso hopes to put pen on paper on a contract extension after his resurgence with Thomas Tuchel, according to reports.
The 30-year-old was left in the cold by former Blues coach Frank Lampard and had not appeared since September before Tuchel arrived at Stamford Bridge last month.
But Alonso has been under the new Chelsea boss, starting in five of his first seven games in charge.
The Spaniard contract won’t expire until 2023, but, he hopes to extend his contract for another year according to THE SUN.
The report indicates that Alonso was considering a possible transfer to another Premier League club or a move back to Serie A until his situation at Chelsea improved after Tuchel’s appointment.
Thomas Tuchel has stated his reason for the preference of Marcos Alonso over the blues £50m summer signing Ben Chilwell.
“We took the choice for Marcos in a game where we played with five [defenders] because he was more familiar with the position, he played under Antonio Conte and we opted for him for his strengths in the air, to defend and attack set pieces. Said Tuchel
“Marcos did a very good match and scored the decisive goal [against Burnley] and from there it was hard to come back.
“I had a talk with him before the Tottenham match and told him, “You have to trust me now, I see the potential, I see your talent”.