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Report: Arsenal join race for ‘wantaway’ Real Madrid star Marcelo

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Report: Arsenal join race for ‘wantaway’ Real Madrid star Marcelo

Arsenal are supposedly in the hunt for Real Madrid star Marcelo.

According to Sport, the Gunners are one of a number of top teams interested in the Brazilian, as well as Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and AC Milan.

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Marcelo has been at the Bernabeu for the last 13 seasons, but is now said to be considering his options following the arrival of Ferland Mendy.

The Frenchman has just joined for £47 million from Lyon (BBC Sport), and is expected to become the club’s new long-term left-back.

Marcelo is under contract until 2022 and the four-times La Liga and four-times Champions League winner will likely not come cheap.

 

TBR’s view

Despite his advancing years, Marcelo – who currently takes home around £150,000-a-week (Total Sportek) – remains one of the best left-backs in world football.

He is no longer at his peak, but he is still a brilliant attacking full-back and most definitely better than Arsenal’s current options.

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The encouraging thing for Arsenal is that the player wants to leave the club this summer, so perhaps a deal is worth the chase.

With a small transfer budget to work with though this summer, Arsenal cannot be paying over the odds for a player who surely doesn’t have too many years left at the top.

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