The Brazilian has been dislodged in the left-back role by Ferlan Mendy, who arrived Bernabeau from Olympique Lyon. The Frenchman has drastically reduced his playing time.
The veteran has been a great servant to Los Blancos, having won several trophies with the team, including four Champions League titles.
As a result of his diminishing role in the team, the 32-year-old is looking for a new team for a fresh start.
A report from Spanish news outlet Don Balon says Marcelo is set to leave the La Liga champions and would like to terminate his contract on a mutual agreement as his current deal runs through 2022. He is now looking for a way out due to lack of playing time.
It’s obvious that Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane prefers the youngster as the Brazilian is ageing and he looks to have been out of his usual pace and sharpness.
As a result, the 32-year-old, the Brazilian is looking for regular playing time and he won’t be able to get it at Madrid.
Marcelo Vieira likely to be released on mutual agreement
Indication has also shown that Real Madrid president Fiorentino Perez will likely release the Brazilian once a contract termination agreement is reached.
Marcelo has been linked with MSL team Inter Miami, and Perez is not willing to strengthen a direct rival in La Liga. The David Beckham owned team already signed Gonzalo Higuain and Blaise Matuidi.
In a bid to have a back up for Mendy, Madrid will therefore need to invest during January transfer as the window is closed.
Bayern Munich utility defender David Alaba was at a point linked to the Whites due to his contractual situation at the Allianz Arena. Since he is yet to sign a new deal, he is likely to begin negotiations with new teams in January and might join a new club next summer.
The career history of Marcelo Vieira
Marcelo, who has been one of the best left-backs of all time won a Campeonato Carioca with Fluminense in 2005 and 2006. His feat got him to be named in the Brasileirão Team of the Season, at age 18.
He then linked up with Madrid at the end of the year for $8m. Since then, he became an important member of the squad and won 22 trophies, which include four UEFA Champions Leagues, as and five La Liga titles.
Marcelo was also part of the Squad of the Season three times, named to the FIFPro World XI six times, the UEFA Team of the Year three times and La Liga’s Team of the Season in 2016.
He made his national team debut for Brazil in 2006 against Wales, scoring a goal. He was also part of the 2008 Olympic squad, winning a bronze medal in the process.
As part of the three overaged players, he was part of the Brazil team four years later in the 2012 Olympic team and Brazil won a silver medal.
Marcelo further went ahead to win the 2013 Confederations Cup after Brazil beat Spain 3–0 against in the final.
He was also named in the team of the 2014 FIFA World Cup which was his first World Cup after helping Brazil to the semi-finals.
He was also named in the dream team of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
So far, Marcelo has played over 360 games for Madrid and recorded 58 caps for the Brazilian national team. He also has an overall appearance of 540 games in his career, coming on as a substitute 48 times in the process.
Marcelo scored 44 goals in his entire career, with six for the Brazilian national team. He also garnered has 69 assists overall, with 92 yellow cards (2 with Brazil) and three red cards in the 43,213 minutes of football played so far in his career.
Marcelo Vieira’s family
Marcelo married his longtime girlfriend Clarice Alves in 2008 and on 24 September 2009, they had their first child, a son named Enzo Gattuso Alves Vieira. Their second son, Liam came on 1 September 2015.
Marcelo Vieira’s salary and net worth
Marcelo currently earns a weekly salary of $100,000 weekly, coupled with bonuses, which takes his annual income to around $5.2 million.
Marcelo’s current estimated net worth is stands at $17 million.