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Turkish giants weighing up Bosman move for legendary Real Madrid defender



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There could not have been a more fitting farewell to a club legend like Marcelo than to win the Champions League for the fifth time in nine years in his last game for the club.

Despite not taking part on the night, there is no doubt that the Brazilian deserves the accolade as much as any player on the field.

However, even the most beautiful things must come to an end some day. Marcelo’s story with Real Madrid too reached a full-stop in Paris when the left-back bid a teary farewell to his club. Now, he looks for the next big challenge in his career.

According to reports from Fanatik, Fenerbahce are considering the signing of Marcelo in June. It is not a surprising link, given that former Real Madrid player Mesut Ozil plays for the same team.

Marcelo is the most decorated player in Real Madrid’s history. His 25 trophies with Los Blancos include five UEFA Champions League trophy, six La Liga titles and four Club World Cups amongst others.

Speaking to the media after Real Madrid’s win over Liverpool, the Brazilian expressed nothing but immense gratitude and joy for his spell at the Spanish capital.

“It is a wonderful moment in my life, I close a cycle here, in the best club in the world. Today is not a day of sadness, but a day of joy because we have once again won the best championship in the world.

“I am very proud of myself and so is my family. We have lived many magical nights together. I tell you one thing, the future of Madrid is very good with the young players. Hala Madrid.”

The full-back can continue to produce his magic in the Turkish League if the move goes through as a starter in the short term. There is good news for the Los Blancos faithful nevertheless as the Brazilian promised it was not the end of his relationship with the club.

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Real Madrid defender on the radars of Juventus, could leave for €6-8 million



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Real Madrid are looking towards a heavy splurge in the coming summer transfer window. After all, they do not even have another option given the sheer number of player departures already finalized.

Los Blancos have lost the services of Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard over the past week. While three of the four players predominantly featured on the bench, their presence in the squad gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side much-needed depth and a cushion of sorts.

The forward unit is, thus, the most prioritized department ahead of the transfer window. However, pieces are beginning to fall apart on other fronts and could potentially put the club in a difficult situation.

According to reports from Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are eyeing Lucas Vazquez and hope to sign him in the coming month. Contacts between the two parties have begun and the transfer fee discussed appears to be around the €6 million to €8 million ballpark given that he has just one year left on his contract.

The player, for his part, is willing to sign for the Italian giants given his relative lack of minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu. At 31 years of age, he understandably does not want to play a second-fiddle role.

Vasquez played part in 23 of Real Madrid’s 38 La Liga games last season, starting only on 12 occasions. Even in his few appearances, he averaged a mere 50 minutes per game.

The veteran completed the season with four goals and an assist to his name. Further, he averaged five defensive actions and a key pass in every game and feels hard done by his limited role.

Vazquez’s departure would place the club in a tricky situation as it would leave Real Madrid with only Dani Carvajal as a natural right-back option. Nacho Fernandez could, in theory, serve as the backup but a new signing for the position cannot be ruled out.

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