Marcelo, a four-time Champions League winner, is currently being linked with a move to the Premier League, with the Mirror recently reporting that both Everton and Leeds United are interested in the left-back.
He is said to not be in former Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti’s plans at the Santiago Bernabeu, paving the way for a potential move to England.
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Marcelo is unlikely to be a starter for the Toffees, however, according to McTear. On the Brazilian, he told TIF:
“He’d be back-up to Digne. This year at Real Madrid, last year too, he’s been the back-up to [Ferland] Mendy, basically because Mendy’s better but also Marcelo’s getting old. He isn’t what he was.
“This season at Real Madrid when he was at his best was when they played a back three and they played Marcelo as a wing-back along with Mendy as a left centre-back.
“He was ok in that because then he didn’t have to defend as much, which is where he struggles. Everton, who knows if they would play a system like that.”
If Rafael Benitez, who is set to be in the Goodison Park dugout in the forthcoming season, and Marcel Brands do decide to bring Marcelo in, then he does face a real challenge to usurp Digne.
The Frenchman has been one of the best attacking full-backs in the country since arriving, racking up an incredible 14 assists in the Premier League over the last two campaigns.