Fluminense are reportedly keen on re-signing Marcelo next summer once his contract with Real Madrid runs out.
According to a report by Brazilian outlet Lance, Marcelo appears to be edging closer and closer to the exit door at the Santiago Bernabeu. And former club Fluminense are interested in bringing him back to the Maracana once his contract with Real Madrid has expired.
Marcelo started off as a futsal player before joining the Fluminense academy aged 13. And in just three years’ time, he was already a first-team player for the Brazilian giants, racking up 30 appearances before leaving for Real Madrid, when he was still just 18 years old.
The move to Real Madrid has worked wonders for his career, as Marcelo has gone on to establish himself as one of the best ever players in the history of the club in addition to being among the all-time great left-backs in the game. In addition, he has also become the club captain following the shock departure of Sergio Ramos in the summer.
Now nearing a decade and a half with Real Madrid, the 33-year-old has won 22 trophies with the Spanish giants, including a historic three-peat of the UEFA Champions League from 2015/16 to 2017/18. And the veteran defender has also turned out over 500 times for Los Blancos all while garnering a fine tally of 38 goals and 101 assists.
However, over the last couple of years, he has endured a sharp decline in performance levels, which has affected his standing as the first-choice left-back at Real Madrid. Indeed, Ferland Mendy tends to get the nod more often than not over Marcelo when both the players are fit while the advent of Miguel Gutierrez is also detrimental to his fortunes.
As a result, speculation over the Brazilian international’s future has been mounting, with Newcastle United recently being linked with a shock move. The Magpies, though, are not alone in pursuit of Marcelo, who is also courting interest from former club Fluminense.
In fact, as per the report, the player himself would be open to rejoining his boyhood club, having come ever so close to doing so earlier this year. With that in mind, it remains to be seen if Marcelo indeed completes a popular return to Brazil by re-signing with Fluminense or if his career takes him elsewhere.