Former Sunderland defender Marcos Alonso has joined Chelsea from Fiorentina for a fee of £20 million.
Alonso was last in the Premiership when he played for Sunderland on loan two years ago, he has also played for Bolton Wanderers in the top flight.
The player has signed a five-year deal and could not hide his delight when he spoke to reporters after the signing.
He said: ‘I`m very happy. It`s a step up in my career and I think this is the perfect place for me to continue developing,’ revealed the 25-year-old. ‘It`s time for me to win some titles.
‘It was an easy decision for me to make when I heard the club were interested in signing me.
‘My family and close friends know Chelsea is the club I have dreamed about playing for so I`m really excited about the challenge and I’m looking forward to working with my new team-mates.’
Former Sunderland Defender Joins Chelsea