Bayer Leverkusen defender would ‘walk to Madrid’

Bayer Leverkusen defender would ‘walk to Madrid’


Bayer Leverkusen left back Wendell says he would walk to Madrid to join Los Blancos.

The Brazilian has been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu as a long-term replacement for current left back Marcelo.

While it is thought Madrid have identified him as a target they are not thought to have made any interest official just yet. Wendell was subject of a 20 million euro offer from PSG in the January transfer window by the Bundesliga club turned down the money to keep their defender.

Speaking to Madrid-based paper AS, he stated: “I’m very happy about Madrid’s interest, but I can’t forget that I’m not there yet.I’m still at Bayer Leverkusen, so it gives me stimulus to play even better and means their interest doesn’t only continue but increases and, hopefully, leads to them signing me. For any player, regardless of their nationality, playing for Real Madrid is a dream. I would walk to Spain to play for Real Madrid.”

The defender also said he would love to link up with compatriot Marcelo, who is one of his idols.

“Marcelo is an idol and a reference for me; Roberto Carlos is a legend and myth. It would be a wonderful challenge to continue the tradition of great Brazilian players at a club with so much history. I’d love to, really. I don’t know Marcelo, but I’d be honoured to be his understudy and learn from that.

“For me, he’s been the best left-back in the world for years. People talk about Alaba, but for me there’s no comparison. Marcelo is a reference for anyone.”