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FC Barcelona managed to add a number of new faces to their side in the summer as they look to try and compete with Real Madrid at the top of the table.

The Catalans managed to add the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Raphiniha, and Jules Kounde to the team, while they also managed to get the likes of Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessie, and Hector Bellerin through the door on free deals.

Another man that they had signed on a freebie was Marcos Alonso, as he was allowed to leave Chelsea – perhaps in part for allowing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to go to the Blues.

The experienced wing-back was the man that Xavi had chosen to arrive as competition for Jordi Alba, and with how much experience he has and the ability he has to provide goals and assists in the final third, many will be using the betting sites on and wagering on what he can achieve.

Alonso was only signed on a one-year deal, although there are thoughts surrounding the club that this will not be the case and that he will remain at the Camp Nou for a lot longer than that.

According to a report by SPORT, there is confidence that he will extend his stay further, and the only reason that he was initially signed to a one-year deal is because of fair play rules.

Indeed, the former Chelsea player already looks to be a key performer for Xavi’s side moving forward, with the experienced pro having played against FC Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League in his full debut.

He had a solid outing – despite the defeat – and while he could be accused of switching off momentarily for one of the goals, he was very good against a quality attack for the most part.

There is no doubt that he will be important for FC Barcelona moving forward as they continue to look to challenge Real Madrid for the La Liga title, and as long as everyone remains as happy as they possibly can, we should expect to see Alonso playing at the Camp Nou for more than just this season.

Of course, stranger things have happened in football and if the Spaniard is unable to get up to speed and challenge Alba successfully, then there is every chance that they may decide not to offer him a new deal, although that does appear to be very unlikely at this stage.