Fabio Coentrao set to sign a contract extension with Real Madrid

Fabio Coentrao set to sign a contract extension with Real Madrid


Despite constant rumours during the season that Fabio Coentrao would leave Real Madrid in summer, Spanish digital newspaper ElConfidencial.com has revealed that the Portuguese is negotiating a contract extension with the club’s directors.

Florentino Perez has reportedly offered the defender a salary worth four million euros a year, and a extension of his contract until June 2018.

Coentrao has had a brilliant performance so far in 2014, especially in the Champions League. Marcelo’s injury left him as the starting left-back, and he has played so well that Carlo Ancelotti has decided to line him up in crucial games even when the Brazilian has been fit to play.

The 26-year-old was key in Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey success and Ancelotti has personally asked the board members to make sure he will stay at the club next season.

Coentrao has been willing to leave since last summer, when he was close to signing for Manchester United in the last day of the summer transfer window. He felt that the fans and the club didn’t value him as much as he wanted, and he was determined to leave this year.

However, things have changed in the last few months. Coentrao has all the support from Ancelotti, and the fans have also welcomed his continuation. Having two great friends in the squad such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Pepe has also been a crucial factor for the Portuguese to agree a contract extension.

Meanwhile, Marcelo’s situation is far different from Coentrao’s. The Brazilian has had one of his worst seasons since he arrived to Real Madrid and some Spanish media have suggested Los Blancos might be open to taking offers into consideration. However, most likely scenario is both left-backs staying at the Santiago Bernabeu next season.