REAL MADRID legend Marcelo will reportedly bid an emotional farewell to the club at the end of the season.

The 33-year-old is out of contract in the summer and is a target for Brazilian side Botafogo.

According to Torcedores, via SPORT, Botafago are looking to tempt players in Europe into making the switch to South America.

Ex-Chelsea man Salomon Kalou and AC Milan's Keisuke Honda have both previously had spells with Botafogo.

And a move for left-back Marcelo would provide an emotional homecoming opportunity for the four-time Champions League winner.

The only stumbling block is they may not be able to afford his high wage demands, despite not having to pay a transfer fee.

But chiefs at the Rio de Janeiro outfit hope luring a big-name like Marcelo will attract new sponsors, and therefore cover the funds to sign him.

They are set to face competition for his signature though, with fellow Brazilian club Fluminese one of a number of teams monitoring his situation.

And he may prefer a move to boyhood club Fluminese, who sold him to Real Madrid all the way back in 2007.

After a whopping 532 GAMES for Los Blancos his time at the Bernabeu is finally coming to an end.

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With just 89 minutes of La Liga football under his belt this campaign, Madrid bigwigs are unlikely to offer him a contract extension.

Instead president Florentino Perez is eager to shift deadwood in order to fund a move for superstar Kylian Mbappe.

Los Blancos also remain keen to lure Chelsea contract rebel Antonio Rudiger to Spain.

Gareth Bale and Isco are also both set to be moved on by the Spanish giants.

Spanish midfielder Isco is a target for both Arsenal and Newcastle, while Bale has been linked with another stunning return to Tottenham.

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