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Bolton signing Alonso can handle pressure of football legend family

Bolton Wanderers signing Marcos Alonso insists he doesn't feel pressure coming from such an illustrious footballing family.

Former Real Madrid fullback Marcos, 19, has grown up in a home steeped in football and similar names.

His granddad, also Marcos, played in five European Cup finals with Real Madrid, captured by the black-and-white photos and the heaving collection of medals.

And dad Marcos, of course was Spain's most expensive player when he joined Barcelona in the 80s. He also starred for Atletico Madrid.

He was the man behind the move to Bolton after a personal scouting mission and meeting with Trotters boss Owen Coyle.

The young Wanderers wonder is grateful for that assistance and said: "It's not a pressure on me to succeed, it's an advantage. I know the experiences and the stories that my dad has told me.

"I know I will always get good advice from him. He told me this was the right move for me. But he made a similar choice himself when he was young and that worked for him."

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