Real Madrid left back Marcelo is being linked with a move to Premier League side Tottenham according to media in England.
The 26-year-old, who is Brazil’s first choice left back, had a very good season at the Bernabeu, but towards the end of the season was left on the bench as head coach Carlo Ancelotti preferred Fabio Coentrao.
After seven years at Real, Marcelo may feel that it is time to try out the English Premier League, and according to The Daily Mail, new Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino has prioritised Marcelo as a key signing.
Tottenham see the left back position as the weakness in the team, and Pochettino is not undeterred by the Brazilian’s price tag, with him being contracted to Real until 2018.
If Spurs are unsuccessful with their pursuit of Marcelo, with Ancelotti reportedly wanting to keep both Marcelo and rival Fabio Coentrao, who ironically was strongly linked with a move to White Hart Lane during the Gareth Bale transfer saga, Pochettino may move onto his compatriot Marco Rojo, who would cost much less from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon.
Marcelo made a big impact in La Decima for Real, coming off the bench to score the key third goal in the 4-1 win.