Marcelo priced at 8/11 to join Juventus this summer

Marcelo priced at 8/11 to join Juventus this summer

Real Madrid defender Marcelo is as short as 8/11 to sign for Juventus

As with most seasons, a lot of football news has frequently included Real Madrid. The only change in the current campaign has been that a lot of these mentions have been quite negative, with Gareth Bale involved in controversy that could see him departing the Bernabeu this summer, and uncertainty over who could be permanent manager next season, even leading to links with former boss Jose Mourinho.

Through opting to leave the club last summer, Cristiano Ronaldo left a massive gap that Gareth Bale couldn’t fill alone, but it’s not stopped rumours of other key players looking to depart, as left-back Marcelo is now being closely tied to joining CR7 in Turin.

Santiago Solari tends to start Sergio Reguilon over Marcelo

Back when Julen Lopetegui was in charge, Marcelo played as usual, but the arrival of Santiago Solari has seen less of the Brazilian and more of youngster Sergio Reguilon. Marcelo has played an admittedly fair 1,030 minutes in the league this season, but as other main defenders like Sergio Ramos have played over 2,000 minutes this season, it’s clear to see that he’s losing game-time at the club.

This year will see Marcelo reach thirty-one after his next birthday in May, so it’s obviously going to be an issue as he’s one of the club’s ageing players. Dani Carvajal in the other full-back position is only twenty-seven, but it’s hard to see his age as being the one and only problem, as Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is thirty-two and continues to be just as solid as ever.

Marcelo Real Madrid

Marcelo has played under half the amount of minutes as fellow-defender Sergio Ramos.

Could Alex Sandro be on his way out of Juventus?

There’s less reason to believe that Marcelo will sign for Juventus unless if it means that Alex Sandro is leaving the club in the same window. He’s also a Brazilian international but with age comparatively on his side, two years younger than Marcelo. Alex Sandro is important for The Old Lady, and we could only see Marcelo joining if he were to leave the club, with links previously tying him to Manchester United last summer.

It’s not even as if there’s not enough depth in the Juve defence, Joao Cancelo at right-back, and Mattia De Sciglio able to play as both a left-back and a right-back. Not many bookmakers are providing Marcelo transfer odds, with PaddyPower being the only exception as they provide a price as short as 8/11 for the four-time Champions League winner to move to Juventus in the summer transfer window.

Alex Sandro Juventus

Also a Brazilian left-back, Alex Sandro is a key part of the Juventus backline.

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