Marcos Alonso has moved from Chelsea to Barcelona on a free transfer.
The left-back had been left out of Thomas Tuchel’s matchday squads so far this season after requesting a transfer to Camp Nou prior to the start of the new season.
On deadline day, his contract at Stamford Bridge was terminated, and Alonso is now a Barcelona player after registering with the Blaugrana on Friday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had already departed as part of the deal.
Alonso has agreed to a one-year contract with a €50 million buyout clause.
He joined Chelsea from Fiorentina at the tail end of the summer 2016 transfer window and quickly established himself as a fan favourite under Antonio Conte, excelling at wing-back as the Blues won the Premier League title in his first season.
During his time in west London, the Spain international won the FA Cup, Europa League, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, and Club World Cup.
Alonso, a product of Real Madrid’s youth academy, returns to his homeland after making just one La Liga appearance in his entire career.
With Jordi Alba now 33, La Masia graduate Alejandro Balde has primarily played left-back for Barcelona this season, with Alonso providing additional depth.