A page has turned. After fifteen years of good and loyal service, Marcelo officially left Real Madrid on June 30, 2022. But the player, at the end of his contract, had announced his departure a few days before. « It’s an incredible emotion because it’s my last game at Real Madrid. I’m leaving Madrid and leaving with a Champions League is a great joy. It’s not a sad day. I think things are arguable, we talked and I decided it was better that way. I have already done everything I had to do in Madrid. I was lucky enough to spend fifteen and a half years at the best club in the world. ».
A stable in which the Brazilian has won everything, he who has played 545 games in all competitions with the Merengues. The time for him to score 38 goals and deliver 103 assists. Great statistics for the left side, who topped his list with 25 trophies. Which also makes him the most successful player at the Casa Blanca. It is therefore with the feeling of accomplishment but also a lot of pride and emotion that Marcelo has closed the most beautiful chapter of his career.
Marcelo does not rule out retiring
Free and on the market, the experienced left-back wanted to take the time to think before committing to a new club. The Spanish press, however, indicated that his objective was to evolve for at least two or three more seasons in Europe before returning home or even hanging up his crampons. A message heard by many clubs who rushed to his feet to recruit him. Fenerbahçe, Real Valladolid, Monza and even Olympique de Marseille tried it. But none has obviously convinced the Auriverde footballer. An element that would have been offered to OL as unveiled exclusively on Foot Mercato and Lazio Rome at the end of July.
Since then, not much. But this Wednesday, brand gives a broad update on Marcelo’s new life. The Brazilian, who could return to the Merengues as an ambassador in a few years and who is investing as an entrepreneur, has touches in MLS and Qatar. Destinations that don’t really interest him. And according to the Spanish publication, the 34-year-old would be ready to make a radical decision since he is seriously considering retirement. An idea that is gaining weight in the Brazilian clan. However, it would be a big surprise, since he could still claim to play a few seasons. Clubs that may be interested can still convince him to change his mind.