Marcelo Confirms Real Madrid Exit After 16 Years After Champions League Victory

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NaijaNews report that Real Madrid fullback Marcelo has announced he will be leaving the club after winning a record-breaking 25th trophy with the Spanish champions.

 

Marcelo has stated that yesterday night’s Champions League victory was his final encounter for Real Madrid, and he has stated that the Champions League final was his final match for the Spanish giants.

 

On Saturday, the LaLiga champions defeated Liverpool 1-0 in the Champions League final.

 

Marcelo was an unused substitute in Madrid’s win in Paris, yet he was named team captain and lifted the trophy.

 

The 34-year-old had said earlier this week, that he wanted to stay at the Bernabeu with his contract due to expire next month.

But after the game, he told reporters in the mixed zone:

“It’s an incredible emotion because it’s my last game at Real Madrid.

“Leaving with a Champions League is a huge joy. It isn’t a sad day.”

Marcelo joined the Spanish club from Fluminense in 2006.

He became Real Madrid’s captain for just one season after he took the mantle of leadership from Sergio Ramos, who left for Paris Saint Germain last summer.

It was enough to make history though, as he became the first foreigner to captain the club since 1904.

He also leaves the club as the most decorated player in the history of Real Madrid, having won 25 trophies with the club.

Marcelo has been linked with Fluminense, his childhood club and a free transfer could happen.

Nothing is official for now, so the decision is left for Marcelo to make.

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