Marcelo against Real Madrid in the Champions League next season?

Marcelo Milan
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Legendary Real Madrid left-back Marcelo has left Real Madrid this summer after 15 years at the club.

Marcelo departs Real Madrid this summer as the club’s most successful player ever after winning 25 trophies during his time at the club.

In his 15-year stint, Marcelo played 546 games and scored 38 goals.

Real Madrid could face the 34 year old Brazilian left-back in the Champions League next season amid reports Italian champions AC Milan are interested in signing him this summer.

According to media outlet Diario AS, several teams are interested in signing Marcelo this summer after his exit from Real Madrid, and Milan are the team who have made the most concrete offer to him.

The Serie A champions have presented Marcelo with an offer which will guarantee him €3million after tax per year. 

However, the Brazilian left-back isn’t convinced with the offer from AC Milan as it is precisely half the figure he was taking home at Real Madrid – €6million.

Despite turning down AC Milan’s first proposal, Marcelo is set to receive an improved offer from the Italian champions, according to media outlet AS.

AC Milan are now reportedly under pressure to reach an agreement quickly with Marcelo as French club Marseille have now joined the race to sign the left-back.

Legendary Real Madrid left-back Roberto Carlos believes Marcelo has got another four to five years in the game.

Carlos said: “For me, Marcelo is the greatest left-back of all-time.

“He knows that I think that, I’ve told him many times.

“It’s sad that he’s leaving Real Madrid but his career isn’t over – he is taking it forward to the next chapter in his professional career.

“He’s got another four or five years left in the game.

“We here at Real Madrid are very grateful to him – for the trophies he has won – 25, if I’m not mistaken – exactly the same thing happened to me… quite easily too… I watched him grow.

“I practically grew up with him at Real Madrid. He joined when he was 17. And I didn’t go to his farewell celebration because I knew that I would cry.

“I had watched him grow up and look at what he’s done. I’m thankful for the career he’s enjoyed and the luck he’s had in his life.

“Nowadays, there is always some kind of debate – who was the best, Roberto Carlos or Marcelo? No, there is no argument between me and Marcelo – he is almost like a son to me.

“To see Marcelo triumph and make history with Real Madrid, it’s as though I had won it all too with him.”