After the painful departures of Sergio Ramos and Raphaël Varane, the real Madrid is preparing to part ways with a club legend again, starting in January. Sad news for a player who will have spent more than 15 years with the Merengues.
Real Madrid Mercato: Marcelo will pack his bags in January
Real Madrid management aim to find a good exit for the Brazilian Marcelo starting this winter. The 33-year-old left-back sees his contract end next June in Madrid, but everything suggests that the latter will not go that far. According to the Spanish press, Marcelo’s fate would already be sealed, and a departure before June now seems inevitable. The former player of Fluminense (2005-2006) no longer fits into the plans of the new coach Carlo Ancelotti, who prefers younger weapons like Ferland Mendy, Miguel Gutierrez (20) or even the versatile rookie David Alaba.
If the club had scheduled Marcelo’s farewell at the end of the season, a period that would correspond to the inauguration of the new Santiago Bernabeu stadium, management seems to want to give another end to the defender’s adventure with Real. “Real Madrid do not count on Marcelo because in front of there are Mendy and Miguel Gutiérrez (…) Marcelo is the third in the hierarchy. Ancelotti has already told him that he is not counting on him and the club are seriously considering the possibility of him leaving during the winter transfer window “, the Spanish journalist announced last night Eduardo Inda during the show El Chiringuito de Jugones.
A return to Brazil already planned?
If there was a time approached by Turkish clubs, the future of Marcelo logically seems to be looming towards a return to the country. Very attached to their roots, Brazilian footballers have a habit of starting and then ending their careers in the local championship. Recently, it is the former defender of PSG, David Luiz, who announced his move to Flamengo after not being extended to Arsenal. In the same way, it is other Brazilian figures like Willian or Douglas Costa who made the choice of the heart by rallying respectively the SC Corinthians and Grêmio. Only, at 33 years old, the star defender of Real Madrid keeps very fine remains and could make the happiness of a European club by devoting himself to a new challenge for the end of his career.