'A brother that football gave to me'
Brazilian international Marcelo will leave Madrid in the coming weeks after the club opted against offering him a renewal in the Spanish capital.
Marcelo has enjoyed 16 trophy filled seasons in Madrid, and he leaves as the club's most decorated player, with 25 major trophies, including six La Liga and five Champions League titles.
He bid an emotional farewell to the club, and the Los Blancos fans, earlier today with a pledge to carry on playing elsewhere in 2022/23.
Ronaldo has joined the love-in for Marcelo, after the pair won two league and four European titles together, before Ronaldo's departure in 2018.
Mais do que um companheiro de equipa, um irmão que o futebol me deu. Dentro e fora dos campos, um dos maiores craques com quem tive o prazer de partilhar um balneário. Vai com tudo nessa nova aventura, Marcelo! pic.twitter.com/Rjgb5R3DAd
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) June 13, 2022
"More than a teammate, a brother that football gave to me", Ronaldo posted on Twitter
"On and off the field, one of the biggest stars I had the pleasure of sharing a locker room with.
"Go with everything on this new adventure, Marcelo!"
Marcelo is set to announce his future plans in the coming weeks with incoming offers from across Europe, and the Middle East, including Turkey, Qatar and UAE as he weighs up his options.