Real Madrid legend Marcelo bid farewell to the club after enjoying one of the club’s most successful seasons. Los Blancos not only managed to wrap up La Liga but also produced stellar comebacks one after another to lift the Champions League for a record 14th time. The 34-year-old is one of the best and the most successful left-backs in the history of the game having won the UCL a record 5 times and La Liga also multiple times.
But the last couple of seasons haven’t been particularly kind to the Brazilian as he fell down the pecking order with Mendy occupying his place. Moreover, his performances were also affected by lack of game time and age catching up with him. The left-back only managed to get 94 minutes of football in the UCL coming off the bench.
Now having bid farewell, there has been a lot of speculation as to which place Marcelo will be playing at next season with European as well as Non-European clubs lining up to seal his signature. At 34 , the left back still feels good and is looking to play at the top level again having already had offers from Real Valladolid in La Liga and contact with owner Ronaldo Nazario.
Marcelo and his future plans
But Marcelo may just be tempted by the other contract that has been offered by Italian Champions Ac Milan who are very serious about signing the Brazilian as a backup to Theo Hernandez. Milan had a stellar domestic campaign, having dethroned arch rivals Inter Milan. They will be looking to make the next step and want to add to an already world-class squad.
Marcelo will bring in that extra class and Champions league experience that Milan will be desperately needing to do well in Europe . Still possessing the quality and high IQ, Marcelo could really have a revival season in Italy if Milan does end up landing him. But, they won’t be looking to overpay for Marcelo having decided on a $3 million per annum contract . But Marcelo was making double this figure at Madrid and many other clubs outside the top five leagues will be offering much more than that to lure him away. It will be fascinating to see what choice Marcelo makes at this point in his career.
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