Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao wants t leave the club, according to former team-mate at the Santiago Bernabeu, Ricardo Carvalho.
The 35-year-old central defender was speaking to A Bola newspaper about Coentrao’s future in the Spanish capital.
Carvalho, who signed for Monaco in the close season, said his compatriot was looking for an exit to get his career back on track. But he added he believes Coentrao is good enough to have a few more successful years with Los Blancos.
He said: “I have the feeling that Coentrao is considering leaving Madrid, which is best for his future.
“However, I think he has what it takes to stay on. In the last year he has played regularly and well. He’s a great left-back and even the people who criticised him changed opinion. I personally believe there is a place for him at Real Madrid.”
Coentrao has been linked with a move back to Benfica or with Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea in recent weeks.