Real Madrid to unveil their new Brazilian left-back Marcelo

Ollie Irish

14th, November 2006

Marcelo Real Madrid are to officially announce the signing of the player dubbed ‘the new Roberto Carlos‘ after he passed a medical today. The Brazilian left-back (that’s the basis of what you’re looking for in a new Roberto Carlos, after all) Marcelo will not join Real from Fluminense until January, but he will be unveiled tomorrow.

The 18-year-old has signed a five-and-a-half year contract at the Bernabeu. If the name rings a bell, you probably recall this goal he scored against Wales in September:

[Rob Parker]

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