Marcelo should be a no for Everton, that is according to former Premier League midfielder Carlton Palmer.
The Real Madrid star is currently being linked with a move to Goodison Park, with the Mirror claiming the Toffees and Palmer’s old side Leeds United are both in the frame to sign him.
The 58-cap Brazilian only played 16 league fixtures last season, firmly behind Ferland Mendy in the left-back pecking order at the Santiago Bernabeu. He is also now 33 years of age, so he is not exactly getting any younger.
Do Everton need Marcelo?
Ultimately, for Palmer, Real Madrid letting him go is a huge red flag. Speaking about the reports linking Marcelo to Everton, the ex-Leeds player told TT:
“For me, I think Marcelo at 33, no. Why are Real Madrid letting him go? You’ve always got to question that. Why are Real Madrid letting him go? Why have Real Madrid let [Sergio] Ramos go? You’ve always got to ask yourself a question.”
At Everton, Marcelo could easily find himself behind another France international in Lucas Digne.
Going forward, the 27-year-old has really come up with the goods for the Toffees. He assisted seven goals last season in the Premier League and another seven the campaign prior, truly impressive numbers for a full-back.
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