Chelsea left-back Marcos Alonso has confessed he hopes to test himself in La Liga before his career comes to a close.
A product of the Real Madrid academy, Alonso managed a solitary minute of league action for Los Blancos in stoppage time of a 2-0 win over Racing Santander in April 2010, a few months before he was sold to Bolton.
Alonso has since spent time with Fiorentina and Sunderland, before eventually finding his way to Chelsea in the summer of 2016.
Now with 18 months remaining on his contract, the 31-year-old has admitted that he hopes to get a real taste of Spanish football before his career is over.
"I would love to play in La Liga," Alonso confessed to AS. "All my life I have wanted to play and be here in Spain, but the circumstances have been different and not everything has been up to me.
"At the moment, I am focused on this season and whatever will be, will be."
It was pointed out to Alonso that he has ties to all three of Spain's top sides. He's a former Real man, while his father Marcos turned out for both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid between 1979 and 1989.
When asked which of the trio he would prefer to join, Alonso said: "Right now, Chelsea. I have a contract for this season and one more."