Fabio Coentrao is in Lisbon passing the medical tests with Sporting Portugal and the announcement of the agreement will be made shortly. After a terrible season with Los Blancos, Coentrao leaves the club and goes to his country to recover after two poor seasons.
Coentrao played at Benfica before signing for Real Madrid in 2011 for €30M. After five seasons with Los Blancos and another one playing on loan with Monaco, Coentrao goes back to his country. As we can see in this picture published by the journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Coentrao already wears the Sporting Lisbon colours.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) 20 de junio de 2017
Coentrao will leave Real Madrid on loan this summer. Actually, Sporting Portugal will pay only the 10% of his salary, so the agreement is nor really good for Los Blancos. Coentrao is currently earning €3.5M, so the Portuguese club will only pay 350.000€ per year to the left-back.
Coentrao played a very poor season with Real Madrid, participating in only 6 games during the season, including the game against Sporting Portugal in the Champions League group stage, when the left-back committed a fool penalty.
The Portuguese left-back was an important player of the squad when the team won the 10th Champions League in Lisbon in 2014. Then, Fabio Coentrao was in the line-up, playing great games like the Champions League semi-finals against Bayern Munich.
Now, Marcelo is the owner of the left-back position at Real Madrid and Coentrao couldn’t even replace him, because Nacho was the chosen one to play in that role. Next season, Zinedine Zidane will have Theo Hernández, so the position will be covered successfully. Real Madrid have still to announce the signing of Theo Hernández but the deal is done.