Iwobi’s Everton in Transfer Battle with Leeds For Marcelo

By Alexander Johnson Adejoh

Alex Iwobi’s Everton and Leeds United are reportedly leading the race to sign Real Madrid legend Marcelo.

According to Daily Mirror, the 33-year-old is not in the plans of new Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti and will be moved on this summer.

The report adds that the Italian’s former side Everton are among the early favourites with Marcelo keen on either England or Italy.

The Toffees are in the market for a left-back this summer to provide competition for Lucas Digne – who has been linked with a move away.

Leeds meanwhile may need to replace EzgjanAlioski if he continues to snub a new contract at Elland Road and leaves as a free agent next month.

The Yorkshire outfit have reportedly been sounded out about a move for Marcelo but Everton are said to be in pole position.

The veteran has got his agents to sound out possible destinations for him next season, with his Madrid contract set to end next season.

The £5million-rated defender is allegedly asking for a minimum two-year contract to join either Leeds or Everton.

The Brazil star has fallen down the pecking order at the Santiago Bernabeu, playing only 19 matches for the LaLigagiants last term.

But Marcelo has been a stalwart in Madrid since 2007 and his glittering trophy haul includes five LaLiga titles and four Champions Leagues.