Bolton bag Real defender Alonso

LONDON - Bolton Wanderers have signed left-back Marcos Alonso from Real Madrid on a three-year contract for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

"When we are investing money in transfers I want to do it with young, talented players," manager Owen Coyle said on the club's website.

"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," Coyle added of the 19-year-old who made his Real debut against Racing Santander in April.

Alonso comes from a footballing family, his grandfather playing for Real in the 1950s and 60s and his father spending five years at Barcelona in the 1980s.

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