Fabio Coentrao won’t continue at Real Madrid, so Los Blancos need to plan in advance and look for a replacement in the market. The FIFA ban to sign new players is over now that the winter transfer window is closed, so Real Madrid can bring new players to the club in summer.
One of the trickiest positions for Los Blancos is the left back. Marcelo is a key player in this squad and he’s one of the best -perhaps the best- left backs in the world. But Los Blancos need to find a replacement, so the Brazilian can have some rest. Actually, every season Marcelo gets injured and misses some important games.
Fabio Coentrao is showing this season that he’s not able to fight for a place in the team, so Los Blancos need to find a replacement. One of the favourites was the Wolfsburg player Ricardo Rodríguez. The Swiss defender showed a great level last season when he faced Real Madrid in the Champions League but this season the team is struggling and even Draxler left the club in January.
Real Madrid will face now in the Champions League another candidate. Faouzi Ghoulam plays as a left back with Napoli and the Algerian national team. He’s only 25 years-old and negotiating a new deal with the Italian club.
The three other candidates to replace Fabio Coentrao are Spanish. Marcos Alonso grew up at Real Madrid but he had to leave and play in England. He showed his quality with Bolton, Fiorentina, Sunderland and now he’s shining with Chelsea.
Yuri Berchiche is being one of the greatest surprises in La Liga. The Real Sociedad left back is playing at a great level and helping the team in one of their best seasons ever. The young (19 years-old) Aarón Martín is the last option. He plays for Espanyol and he’s made his debut this year with success.