Leeds United finished in the top half of the Premier League last season and that means they will be looking to kick on next campaign, but someone who would not fit into the side and system is long time serving Real Madrid defender, Marcelo, according to La Liga expert Euan McTear.
It would certainly be a big name signing for Leeds, however, if they are wanting to improve and build for a long term stay in the Premier League then Marcelo would appear to not fit that mould as he is 33-years old now and has never played outside of Spain since his time back in Brazil with Fluminense.
Should Leeds sign Marcelo?
It’s no secret that Marcelo Bielsa wants to add a left-back to his squad this summer as the future of Ezgjan Alioski’s future still appears very unclear, and a new addition would allow Stuart Dallas to continue thriving in the centre of midfield.
Usually, signing a 33-year old would be a relatively cheap deal to do, however, a four-time Champions League winner would certainly demand a huge wage packet and for someone who isn’t a Bielsa player, it wouldn’t make sense to bring him to Elland Road, according to McTear who spoke exclusively to Transfer Tavern:
“Leeds don’t play with a back three so I don’t see him as a Bielsa player and even if Bielsa could find a use for him, he needs young, fit and energetic players which is something Marcelo was five years ago, but not now.”
The links appear to be very premature and with the news of Sergio Ramos leaving Real Madrid this summer it would be shocking to see two of the club’s most influential figures leave in the same transfer window.
Marcelo would certainly add an attacking flair to Leeds United, however, there would be serious question marks over his ability to be able to get up and down the left-hand side for 90 minutes which is the minimum required from Bielsa.
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