Marcelo is reportedly set to stay with Real Madrid ahead of next season, according to a tweet from Fabrizio Romano.
Real Madrid have never been intentioned to sell Marcelo. He’s staying and he’s considered a key player for Ancelotti’s team, the board never had any doubt. ⚪️ #RealMadrid #Marcelo— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 24, 2021
Marcelo is gonna be the captain next season and he’s happy to stay.
Romano says that Real Madrid and returning manager Carlo Ancelotti highly regard Marcelo and have no intention of letting him leave the club this summer.
With Sergio Ramos already departing, the club appears to not be content with letting another team leader depart. There was talk last week about both Karim Benzema and Marcelo being the two captains next season based on the club’s seniority policy.
Here, at least, Romano is confirming Marcelo will indeed be at least one of the new captains of Los Blancos next season.
There has been much concern about Marcelo’s performances when he does start showing that the 33-year-old is starting to hit his decline. However, the most value is probably not being placed on his current abilities on the pitch.
There’s no doubting the leadership and experience that he brings to this team and he is clearly highly valuable within the Real Madrid locker room.