Marcelo confirms he will not retire upon leaving Real Madrid

Marcelo has confirmed that his departure from Real Madrid after more than 15 years at the club will not signal his retirement as he plans to carry on playing.

The Brazilian left-back played 546 games for Real following his January 2007 arrival, winning the Champions League on five occasions in addition to six La Liga titles.

Marcelo recently turned 34 and had seen his game time significantly decrease since 2019 due to a combination of injury trouble and falling behind Ferland Mendy in the pecking order.

His long service to the club was honoured with a special ceremony at the Bernabeu on Monday afternoon, during which Marcelo referred to himself as a ‘Madridista’.

But at the same time, the defender vowed not to hang up his boots just yet, even insisting he would be happy to play against Los Blancos in the future with a new club.