Fabio Coentrao ‘cannot speak’ on Real Madrid exit

Rio Ave defender Fabio Coentrao has spoken of his exit from Real Madrid: “I would like to tell some things, but I cannot.”

Now aged 31, the full-back left Madrid permanently last summer having also spent season-long loan deals at both Monaco and Sporting CP.

“A lot of things happened and if I could explain what happened on August 31, you would realise what I went through…I would like to talk but unfortunately I cannot,” Coentrao told reporters, as cited by El Espanol.

“I have had a beautiful career, full of titles, I played in the best clubs in the world and now, fortunately, I have come back home.

“I do not look back, where I could potentially be, I'm here now and I just want to help keep Rio Ave in the Primiera.”

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