Everton and Leeds transfer news: Report shares where Marcelo wants to be next season after Ancelotti talks
A report from Spanish outlet Defensa Central has shared where Marcelo hopes to be next season following links over the weekend with the likes of Everton and Leeds United.
Marcelo is entering the twilight of what has been an incredible career. The left-back turned 33 last month. He has made well over 500 appearances for Real Madrid in all competitions.
According to the Daily Mirror, Los Blancos want to sell Marcelo. His contract in the Spanish capital expires next year.
And interestingly, Everton are the favourites to sign the £5 million-rated defender. However, Leeds have also been sounded out about a potential move.
In truth, it is hard to imagine either club making a move for the Brazilian. And based on the latest reports, a move to England now seems even less likely.
According to Defensa Central, Marcelo has met with Carlo Ancelotti. They have spoken about his future.
He has reportedly been told that he is likely to be a substitute should he stay next season.
But it seems that he is open to staying. According to the report, Marcelo understands Ancelotti’s stance. He accepts that Ferland Mendy is in a better position.
And it is claimed that he wants to remain in Spain. It is noted that his son is on Real’s books. And that will be a factor as he considers a decision.
Leeds and Everton fans unlikely to feel particularly disappointed as reported transfer hopes dealt blow
On paper, it looks to be a big blow. Marcelo has enjoyed a sensational career. And he still has plenty to offer over the next few years.
Leeds definitely need a new left-back this summer.
Everton meanwhile, may have their eye on adding further depth behind Lucas Digne.
Ben Godfrey was often used in that role by Ancelotti this past season.
However, it seems unlikely that their supporters will be particularly disappointed about the latest reports.
Everton fans were underwhelmed with the links anyway. But it seems unlikely that the supporters of either club would have got carried away by the initial links.
It is always a gamble to rule anything out in the transfer window.
But a Premier League move can surely be ruled out.
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