New contract for wantaway Real Madrid star could scupper Manchester United move

by Sam Peoples

Real Madrid are preparing to offer a new and improved contract to Fabio Coentrao according to the Spain’s AS.

The prospect of an improved deal at the Santiago Bernabeu would be a strange one for Coentrao because it was only Madrid’s failure to sign a replacement in time that stopped the Portuguese full-back from moving to Old Trafford on transfer deadline day. He wanted to leave the club in order to secure more first team opportunities ahead of the 2014 Brazil World Cup.

Coentrao has remained out of favour at Madrid this season as both the fans and Ancelotti consider Marcelo the first choice left-back at Madrid and David Moyes was expected to potentially renew his interest as a move for Leighton Baines looks dead in the water, something which a new contract could stop.

Moyes has shown how important an attack minded left-back is to his tactical set-up at Old Trafford as Patrice Evra operates more like a wing back than a traditional left-back.

It was something Moyes did to devastating effect at Everton where Pienaar and Baines were considered the best left flank partnership in the Premier League at one stage.

In that respect, a player like Coentrao ticks all the boxes for Moyes’ tactics but if Madrid are indeed looking to secure him on a new deal, Moyes may not go back in for Coentrao and if he did, it would certainly be more expensive off the back of a new long term contract.

Do you think David Moyes should go back in for Fabio Coentrao?

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