Marcelo could be heading to Juventus in a £40million deal, according to reports. The Brazilian left-back, 30, has gone off the boil this season after starring for Real Madrid for over a decade and is contracted until 2022.And Italian giants Juventus could be set to cash in on the ex-Fluminense star, who has been scrapping for a place with Sergio Reguilon, 22.
A low point of the campaign came when he was accused of being a stone overweight by manager Santiago Solari. According to TuttoSport, Marcelo is keen to link up with pal Cristiano Ronaldo once again, after the pair had such a profitable working relationship at Real. The duo were part of Real Madrid’s sensational four Champions League victories in five years.But Juve are currently facing an uphill task to qualify for the quarter finals after losing 2-0 at Atletico Madrid in the first leg.
Real somehow managed to overcome Ajax, after a shocking decision involving VAR.,Marcelo has made 454 appearances for Los Blancos, but the club are planning a major overhaul in the summer. And he could expect to command around £200,000-a-week if he made the switch to northern Italy.
Names like Harry Kane, Neymar and Eden Hazard have been tipped as potential targets for Real Madrid, who are plotting a tilt at creating another set of Galacticos, with a reported £345m war chest. Asked last month if he would accept a Juventus approach, Marcelo said: “If they make an offer for me, you have to let me leave.”