Real Madrid scouters are looking for options to replace Fabio Coentrao in the next summer window. Los Blancos know that the Portuguese won’t continue in the club and Marcelo needs someone in his same position, so he could have some rest. Real Madrid are struggling recently in signing a left back, so the Brazilian has to play too many games and he’s been suffering muscular injuries recently.
Fabio Coentrao shouldn’t have come back to Real Madrid this season. The Portuguese left back was playing on loan with Mónaco last year but he got injured and he couldn’t even play in the Euro with Portugal. Real Madrid couldn’t find another club for Fabio Coentrao, so he finally got a spot in the squad.
Coentrao is currently earning €4M per year, so he’s salary prevent many clubs of signing him. However, this will be his last season with Real Madrid. His poor performances this year made clear that he doesn’t have the level to play with Los Blancos.
This year he has only played four games. One in La Liga against Granada (22 minutes), one in Copa del Rey against Cultural Leonesa (32 minutes) and two in Champions League against Sporting Lisbon and Legia Warsaw (96 minutes). Actually, in the game in Lisbon, he committed an absurd penalty with a handball. Afterwards, he apologized with the supporters because he had no level to play with the club.
The option for the future of Fabio Coentrao is in China. According to Fichajes.com, his agent, Jorge Mendes, is already spotting opportunities in the Asian football. With this high salary, the only option for him to retain the same level is going to China. There, he could meet again Pepe, who has also options to go to Asia, if he finally doesn’t renew his contract with Los Blancos.