Marcelo Wants La Liga Stay, Despite Real Madrid Departure

By Daily Sports Nigeria on June 17, 2022

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Experienced defender Marcelo is reportedly considering remaining in La Liga next season.

The 34-year-old’s departure from Los Blancos has been officially confirmed, with the left-back leaving the reigning La Liga and European champions after 15 years at the club.

Speaking during his farewell speech, Marcelo revealed that he was not considering retirement and would continue his playing career for the 2022-23 campaign.

According to Marca, the Brazilian has interest from Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey, with his agents already receiving a number of calls from proposed new clubs.

Marcelo is believed to be open to the idea of making the move to Turkey, which could potentially see him play European football once again during the 2022-23 campaign.

However, according to Mundo Deportivo, the idea of remaining in La Liga also appeals to the defender, as his family are settled in Spain.

The report claims that newly-promoted Real Valladolid, Getafe and Rayo Vallecano are all keen to sign the defender, although he would have to accept a significantly lower salary at those three clubs.

“I will not retire, not now,” Marcelo said at his farewell. “I feel I can still play. Facing Real Madrid? It will not be a problem. I am a big Madridista but I am also a big professional.

“Today is the happiest day since I’ve been in Madrid because as I leave I realise I’ve left a legacy. I did not want to stay for another year or two out of pity. I’m always going to support Real Madrid and together we’ve decided to leave it well, and through the front door.

“I don’t feel like a legend. Life doesn’t end here. I’m going to continue playing. I believe I can continue but I’m not thinking much about the future. The most difficult thing is to say goodbye. To put on this shirt has been the most beautiful.”

Source Sporting Sun

Posted June 17, 2022


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