Madrid to target LB in January?

It’s reported Real Madrid will target cover for Marcelo in the January window as there are no other left-backs available to Rafa Benitez.

Marca reports Benitez stopped the signing of a left-back after Fabio Coentrao was loaned to Monaco as he didn’t want to have to deal with a new player settling in to the squad.

But it resulted in Benitez having to ‘cross his fingers’ regarding Marcelo’s fitness as, if the Brazil international was laid low, the only alternatives would be Danilo, Alvaro Arbeola and Nacho, none of whom is a natural in the position.

The situation could be corrected when the window opens in January, however, and Bayer Leverkusen’s Wendell is the name Marca reports as being top of the list.

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