Real Madrid full back Marcelo has ruled out news linking him with a possible move away from the Bernabau – to Juventus preferably – as he revealed he was happy at Madrid.
Following Ronaldo’s departure for Juventus, rumours had it that Marcelo longed to reunite with his best friend, especially with the Los Blancos having earlier struggled under Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari.
However, with Zidane back. Marcelo has found himself back in the squad and it seems he isn’t looking to end his 12 year stay at the club, not even for Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Everyone knows the happiness I have, and I show that every day training or playing, wearing this shirt.” He told beIN SPORTS
“There are so many things that are said from outside, I think. I don’t think about that. Madrid is my home, and those who know me know the truth.”
Karim Benzema has quickly taken up the role as Talisman since Ronaldo’s departure, and Marcelo is quite convinced on the Frenchman’s quality on the pitch, and as a team leader, as the striker struck three in Madrid’s weekend win.
He added: “We all know the quality that Karim has, what he brings to the team, getting goals or not,” he added,
“He is one of the leaders of this team. I’m very happy about the goals, but Karim will be happier about the victory that we needed a lot, rather than the goals.”