Leeds United are reportedly keen on making an audacious move for Real Madrid legend Marcelo this summer, as the search for a left-back continues.
The Lowdown: Left-back needed
The Whites could have a productive time of things in the next transfer window, with Marcelo Bielsa keen on bringing in reinforcements.
One area that looks key to address is left-back, with Ezgjan Alioski expected to move on once his contract expires.
Leeds have been linked with a host of players in that position, including Ajax man Nicolas Tagliafico, but a hugely exciting rumour has now emerged.
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The Latest: Marcelo linked with move
According to the Mirror, the Whites are interested in snapping up Marcelo, with the Brazilian an iconic figure at Real Madrid, winning five La Liga titles and four Champions League crowns.
Everton are also mentioned as potential suitors for the 33-year-old, whose Madrid contract expires at the end of next season.
The Verdict: Potential incredible addition
While Marcelo may not be the force he once was, he could be a wonderful addition at Leeds, both in terms of his quality and the winning mentality he has acquired in Spain, having won so much silverware.
At Madrid, Marcelo has won five league titles, four Champions Leagues and many other medals and that winning experience could be an excellent addition to the Leeds squad,
At 33, the Brazilian could still have a few years left in him at the top – Pablo Hernandez is 36 and has only just left the Whites, for example.
Whether or not Marcelo’s wage demands or transfer fee become an issue remains to be seen, but the fact that Leeds are linked with him is a testament to the strides they have made under Bielsa.
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