A Real Madrid star is reportedly considering retiring from professional football if he does not agree to a new deal with the club.
Marcelo has fallen down the pecking order at the Santiago Bernabeu in recent years, following the arrivals of Ferland Mendy and David Alaba.
The Brazilian fullback has made just five appearances all season under Carlo Ancelotti, and is now heading into the final six months of his contract.
Marca has now reported that the 33-year-old could hang up his boots if he and Los Blancos are unable to come to an agreement on an extension of his deal in the next few months.
Marcelo has been linked with a return to his home nation, with Brazilian top-flight side Fluminense reportedly keen on the player's services once again.
The left-back joined Los Blancos from Fluminense in 2007, and has won an impressive 24 trophies with the Spanish club, making him Real's second most decorated player in history.
The Spanish publication added that Marcelo has made it clear he is eager to stay in the Spanish capital, where he has spent most of senior career.
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