Fabrizio Romano reveals Leeds-linked superstar won't be moving to Elland Road
Leeds United fans might have got excited for a short moment about signing Marcelo from Real Madrid, but that excitement can now cool off.
The Whites were credited with an interest in Marcelo just a few weeks back, as reported on TBR at the time.
However, a move for the experienced Brazilian always seemed a bit far-fetched in all honesty. And now, Fabrizio Romano has moved to confirm that it was all but a pipe dream for Leeds.
Romano has taken to Twitter to offer an update on the situation with Marcelo and Real Madrid. And it looks like the left-back is staying put.
Marcelo has enjoyed huge success in the white of Madrid. Multiple Champions League titles and La Ligas have ensured his legacy will be well-remembered in Spain.
For Leeds, it’s back to the drawing board in their search for a left-back.
The Whites are looking to strengthen the ranks this summer after their great first year back in the Premier League. Billy Gilmour, who starred for Scotland, is among the players being linked.
Leeds were never signing Marcelo from Real Madrid, let’s all move on
You never know in football but with this one, everyone probably did know.
Where the rumour cam from was odd anyway. Marcelo ditching the Spanish sun and the biggest club in the world for West Yorkshire would have been bizarre.
Marcelo is also still a class act. He might not have the pace of old. But in terms of pure footballing talent, he is world-class. So why Madrid would consider letting him go, is anyone’s guess.
For Leeds, they’ll now need to move on. Bielsa will, no doubt, have a list of targets and it will be down to Victor Orta to get them. Marcelo, though, will not be one of those targets.
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