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Marcelo was kidnapped to Real Madrid in 2006;Former striker and sporting director reveal

Marcelo has brought an end to a 16-year journey at the Bernabeu after he helps Real Madrid to lift their fourteenth champions league title. The left-back is now the most successful player in the history of the club. Marcelo joined Real Madrid at a very young age from Fluminense in the year 2006, however it was never known how Real Madrid recruit him into their team.

Former Real Madrid striker and Sporting director Predrag Mijatovic have revealed how Real Madrid came about as such a talented young player at that time and how they manage to get him from Brazilian club Fluminense.

According to the 1997 ball d'Or runner-up, Predrag Mijatovic, his friend who followed Brazilian football told him about Marcelo in 2006. 'He said he was a little boy in Fluminense who has some similarities to Roberto Carlos'. Predrag Mijatovic later receive video clips of Marcelo from his friend and he was very much impressed.

According to Predrag Mijatovic, they practically kidnapped Diego Marcelo and his agent to Madrid because he was wanted by many other clubs in Europe.

Real Madrid, believes in Marcelo's qualities and they know he would have been a great player someday so they had to go that extra mile to get the boy at the Bernabeu. Diego Marcelo has had a successful career in Spain and he is the best left-back we have seen in the last two decades.

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