Alonso 'close to Viola move'

  • By: Simone Bargellini
  • Last Updated: April 18 2013, 16:22 BST

Bolton left-back Marcos Alonso is close to securing a move to Fiorentina on a free transfer at the end of the season, according to his father.

Marcos Alonso: Out of contract at Bolton in the summer
Marcos Alonso: Out of contract at Bolton in the summer

Marcos Alonso

28. Marcos Alonso

Title Number
Appearances 10 (1)
Goals 0
Assists 0
Yellows 2
Reds 0
*Current Season

Alonso is out of contract at the Reebok Stadium in the summer and yet to agree a new deal with the Trotters despite being offered an extension.

Fiorentina are thought to be frontrunners for his signature, while Stoke and Celtic have also been linked with the 22-year-old former Real Madrid youngster.

Alonso's father and agent, Marcos Alonso Pena, says a move to Serie A with the Viola at the end of the campaign is a likely option for the defender.

But Alonso senior insists assisting Bolton's promotion push is his son's main priority at the moment.

He told tuttomercatoweb of the youngster, who joined the Trotters from Real in 2010: "Yes, Fiorentina are very, very close to Marcos.

"We were in Florence for the first time in December, to speak with the Viola.

"But now Marcos wants to finish this season quietly with Bolton, trying to do his best professional job to bring the club into the Premier League."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet