Surprise reports stemming from the media have tipped Leeds United as a potential summer landing spot for Real Madrid veteran Marcelo.
Speculation surrounding the arrival of a new left-back at Elland Road of course stems from the increasing uncertainty around the future of Ezgjan Alioski.
North Macedonian international Alioski (who will be in action at the European Championships this afternoon) continued to play a starring role for Marcelo Bielsa’s men throughout the 2020/21 campaign.
The 29-year-old appeared in all but two of Leeds’ Premier League outings, notching two goals and three assists along the way.
Alioski’s contract in West Yorkshire, though, is due to expire imminently.
In turn, he has inevitably been tipped to move on ahead of next season, with some outlets having gone as far as to claim that a pre-contract agreement is already in place with Turkish giants Galatasaray.
– Ezgjan Alioski has decided to quit Leeds United.💙💛
— Football Insider (@footyinsider247) March 23, 2021
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As such, if Alioski, in the end, opts to move on, it goes without saying that left-sided reinforcements will be required at Leeds this summer.
And, as outlined above, if the latest word stemming from the media is anything to go by, it appears that those in a position of power at Elland Road have already identified one high-profile target.
The player in question? Marcelo.
As per a report from the Mirror, Real Madrid have come to the decision to move their aging stopper on over the coming weeks, with Marcelo not in the plans of new boss Carlo Ancelotti.
In turn, Leeds have made their interest known, with Premier League rivals Everton also keen.
A bid of around £5 million would be expected to prove sufficient in pushing a deal over the line, with Marcelo eyeing up a two-year contract at his next club.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 13, 2021
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This article was edited by Josh Barker.
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