Brazilian international Marcelo, a five-time European champion with Real Madrid, has returned to Fluminense, where he joined, according to what was announced on Saturday by Rio de Janeiro state club.
And Fluminense said in a statement about his contract with the 34-year-old left-back, stressing: “He has signed a contract until December 2024 with an option to extend until the end of 2025.”
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For his part, Marcelo, who ended his contract with Greek Olympiacos last week, knowing he joined them last September after leaving Real Madrid, said in a statement: “I dreamed for years of returning to my roots.” , to the team. who coached me and taught me football.”
“I’m back where it all started,” he added on his Instagram account, attaching a message to a photo of him wearing the current Fluminense jersey.
Marcelo will wear the number 12 shirt, as was the case with Real Madrid.
Marcelo is regarded as one of the best players in the world at left-back, but his level has declined in recent years and his physical condition no longer allows him to provide the same defensive efforts as at the beginning of his career. .
In 2007, Marcelo left his former club Fluminense, who started his career with him when he was eighteen years old, and moved to Real Madrid for seven million euros.
The Brazilian quickly established himself as a mainstay, winning the meringue Champions League five times and the La Liga title six times.
He also wore the Brazil jersey for the 2014 and 2018 World Cups.