Poyet is determined to be the prime mover this time and is delighted to have landed left-back Alonso.
He said: "It's a position we've been looking to strengthen and he's a player we like a lot.
"I watch a lot of Spanish football and I saw him play for Real Madrid. When he joined Bolton, it surprised me.
"At Brighton, I was looking for a player in that position, but when he went to Fiorentina that interest stopped.
"However, I have always kept an eye on him and he became available again.
"It wasn't easy convincing Fiorentina to let him come but he wanted to."
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