Real Madrid defender Marcelo ‘closes in on Cristiano Ronaldo reunion at Juventus’ as Spanish giants eye Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico as his replacement
- Marcelo has been struggling for game-time under Santiago Solari at Real Madrid
- Tuttosport report that he’s closing in on summer move to Serie A giants Juventus
- The Brazilian would be reunited with his good friend Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin
- Real Madrid are eyeing Ajax full back Nicolas Tagliafico as his replacement
Marcelo has been at Real Madrid since 2007, making almost 500 appearances in all competitions, but it appears his time in La Liga may be coming to an end.
Tuttosport report that the 30-year-old full back is close to agreeing a move to Juventus in the summer, where he would join up with old Madrid pal Ronaldo.
Tuttosport’s front page reports that Marcelo is closing in on a move to Juventus this summer
Marcelo has been at Real Madrid since 2007, but has found game-time hard to come by of late
Although Marcelo has deflected the rumours of late, the Italian newspaper write that his relationship with current coach Santiago Solari is poor, and he has only played 13 times in the league so far this season.
If the Brazilian were to move to Juve, it would open the door for Tagliafico and a huge move to the Bernabeu for the Ajax full back.
The 26-year-old Argentine arrived in Holland in January 2018 for just £4million, but has since seen his stock rise dramatically.
Ajax star Nicolas Tagliafico is a target for Real Madrid, according to the player’s agent
If Marcelo (left) were to join Juventus, he would be reunited with his friend Cristiano Ronaldo
His agent Ricardo Schlieper, speaking on Radio Rivadavia this week, has admitted that Real Madrid have opened discussions over a move for his player.
He too revealed that Marcelo is close to a Juventus switch, meaning that Real Madrid are on the lookout for a new full back and want Tagliafico to replace him.
Tagliafico does not have a release clause in his Ajax contract, but it is understood the Dutch giants have put a price on the head of their talented defender.