Real Madrid have done an incredible season winning the double with La Liga, and the Champions League. This was a very difficult task, because Los Blancos had not won La Liga in the last five years and they are the first team who proclaims for second time in a row Champions League winners. Now it’s the moment to evaluate the performance of the players during the season 2016-2017.
In one of the best season in the history of Real Madrid there have been players who didn’t have their best year. Fabio Coentrao performance has been really disappointed. The Portuguese left back has affirmed during the season that he doesn’t deserve to wear Real Madrid shirt because he has not been fit in all the year and when Marcelo was injured or absent, Nacho has been the player who has played in the left back. He has been all the season with physical problems that prevented him to have a bit of continuity with the aim of achieving his best level.
Coentrao arrived to Madrid in 2011, for an amount of €30M from Benfica. He has never been the most important left back in the squad because Marcelo is the owner of that position. His contract expires in 2019 and he is currently earning €2.5 M per year, a very high salary if we are talking of a player who only has played three games in the regular season and 96 minutes in Champions League.
It looks like this will be the last year of the Portuguese left back in Madrid because it seems that he will return to his country, signing with Sporting Lisbon, closing a stage of five years playing for Real Madrid. We can only highlight in these five years his good performance in the Champions League semifinal of 2014, where Coentrao was introduced in the line-up showing a great level. But we can affirm that this was he best match in all the games he has played with Los Blancos. Now Los Blancos are going to sign another left back, and it looks like Theo Hernández is going to be his substitute.