Bolton Wanderers Sign Left-Back Marcos Alonso From Real Madrid

Player arrives for undisclosed fee....

Bolton have completed the signing of the Real Madrid left back Marcos Alonso for an undisclosed fee.

The arrival of Alonso on a three-year contract follows the earlier signings of Martin Petrov and Robbie Blake on free transfers.

The highly rated 19-year-old, who has represented Spain at under-19 level, made his Real Madrid debut last season but found further first-team opportunities scarce at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Alonso comes from a rich footballing background, as both his grandfather and father played in La Liga for Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively.

Manager Owen Coyle admitted his delight at getting a player who he has been scouting for a long period of time.

"He is an exciting young player who has undoubted quality and he will bring that into our mix. I think that we have a real talent on our hands," Coyle told the club's official website.

“I have said before that when we are investing money in transfers that I want to do it with young, talented players. He isn't the finished article yet - he's a young player making his way - but you don't get through at Real Madrid without having a bit about you."

Alonso joins Jlloyd Samuel and Paul Robinson in competing for the left-back spot at the club.

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