Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid this past summer, several other players have been linked with an exit from La Casa Blanca. But one of the names that repeats the most in those stories is the one of Marcelo.
The Brazilian left-back is one of Ronaldo’s closest friends and ever since the Portuguese joined Juventus, there has been talk of the Brazil international following him. Well, it seems those rumours could end up being true since, according to a report by Corriere dello Sport, Real Madrid have decided on a price to let the Brazilian leave.
Despite recently losing his place in the team to a younger players such as Sergio Reguilon, the Italian newspaper claim the price the Champions League holders put on him amounts to around €70 million. That’s quite a lot of money for a left-back, but Marcelo has consistently been one of the best defenders in the world over the past decade. He’s more than worth that sum.
Marcelo spoke to Real’s sporting director Jose Angel Sanchez last week about his future, reportedly for over an hour, after seeing Reguilon cut in front of him in the pecking order under head coach Santiago Solari.
He also recently revealed that he would be willing to leave Santiago Bernabeu should his services cease to be of importance to the club, and links with Juventus have appeared in the press. But €70 million for a soon-to-be-31-year-old player might sound like a bit too much.
Until somebody pays that amount, that is.