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Leicester ‘distancing bizarre links to free agent former Real Madrid defender Marcelo’

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Leicester distances itself from bizarre ties to Marcelo after the Foxes were reportedly about to sign the 34-year-old former Real Madrid defender on a free transfer

  • Leicester have downplayed prospects of signing free agent defender Marcelo
  • The 34-year-old Brazilian left-back is unfettered after leaving Real Madrid this summer
  • There were claims that the Foxes were close to Marcelo on a one-year deal
  • But the Premier League side has reportedly distanced itself from a move

Leicester have downplayed the prospect of signing Marcelo after rumors they were interested in the former Real Madrid defender, according to reports.

There have been claims that the Brazilian, a free agent after leaving Real Madrid this summer when his Bernabeu contract expired, was about to sign a one-year deal with the Foxes.

But the BBC report that the Premier League side has distanced itself from a move for the 34-year-old left-back.

Leicester have reportedly downplayed the prospect of signing defender Marcelo (pictured above) after rumors they were interested in the former Real Madrid star, who is a free agent

The BBC reports that Brendan Rodgers' side has distanced itself from a possible move

The BBC reports that Brendan Rodgers’ side has distanced itself from a possible move

Marcelo played 16 seasons with Real, playing 546 games in all competitions and scoring 38 goals.

In that time he won six LaLiga titles, five Champions League crowns, five Spanish Super Cups, two Copa del Reys, four Club World Cups and three UEFA Super Cups.

The 58-cap international announced he would finally leave in May, after his side defeated Liverpool 1-0 to take the Champions League trophy.

He was an unused substitute in that game after being forced out by Frenchman Ferland Mendy.

Defender Wout Faes is the only player the Foxes have signed for a fee in the summer period

Defender Wout Faes is the only player the Foxes have signed for a fee in the summer period

Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers, who have had a poor start to the season and are bottom of the Premier League table – although they play Manchester United in their hand tonight – have only signed Wout Faes and Alex Smithies this summer.

Ryan Bertrand, 33, has a knee injury and the younger Luke Thomas has not played a single minute in the league this season, with either right-back James Justin or Timothy Castagne at left-back.

Spanish journalist Marti Miras had tweeted: ‘The former Real Madrid player (Marcelo) is VERY CLOSE to a contract for Leicester City.

“(Once he passes) a medical exam… (he will) sign until June 2023. More information in the next few hours.”

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