Marcelo Transfer: Arsenal keen to sign the Real Madrid left back after reports come out that the Brazil international announce wants to leave the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid’s star left back has decided to call time on his career at Real Madrid. The Brazil international copped up a lot of criticism after his dismal performance last season. He even lost his spot to youngster Sergio Reguilón under Santi Solari.
Zinedine Zidane’s return to the Bernabeu saw Marcelo walk into the first team once again. However, the £47million signing of French left-back Ferland Mendy has made him worry about his place in the starting eleven.
Spanish outlet SPORT have reported that Marcelo has handed in a transfer request. The Brazilian has drawn interest from Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and AC Milan. He intends to sign a long-term deal at a new club, one where he would possibly end his career in Europe. His people are in talks with Florentino Perez to resolve the issue as soon as possible.
Marcelo prowess may have declined, but the Brazilian still remains a big name in the game. Bagging a player like him could be very beneficial to Arsenal who need to desperately strengthen their defense. Apart from Marcelo, the Gunners are also linked with Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney and have extended Nacho Monreal’s contract for at least another year.
Marcelo joined Real Madrid from Fluminense when he was 19 for just £5million. He developed into a fearsome left back in his 13 years in the Spanish capital. Marcelo helped Real Madrid to four La Liga titles and four Champions League wins. Marcelo is currently on holiday having been axed from Brazil’s Copa America squad in favour of Alex Sandro and Filipe Luis.