Sports pundits have been speculating about Cristiano Ronaldo’s possible return to Real Madrid for a long time, and now, left-back Marcelo has fuelled the rumors by commenting on an Instagram post that tagged them both.

In an Instagram video titled “the Marcelo x Cristiano Ronaldo connection”, the Brazilian full-back commented saying “soon” accompanied by two emojis.

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo forged a strong bond at Real Madrid, with the left-back often linking with the forward on the left-wing. From celebrating together to setting up goals for each other, Marcelo and Cristiano Ronaldo dominated the left flank in their time together in La Liga.

With Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly looking for a move away from Juventus after their UEFA Champions League loss to Porto, this comment by Marcelo has caught a lot of attention.

The latest report on his return to the La Liga side from Dario Gol via Calciomercato claims that the attacker will be happy to return, but he would only do that if Zinedine Zidane is still their manager.

The Frenchman has seen his position as the club’s boss come under the spotlight in recent months. They are behind in the defence of their title and there have been rumours that the club is at odds with some of his transfer decisions.

It remains unclear if he would be their manager next season if they end this campaign without a trophy. However, if they are serious about signing Ronaldo, then they would need to retain him.

At age 36, Cristiano Ronaldo is showing no signs of slowing down and he could still add plenty of attacking quality to a struggling Real Madrid side. Another interesting angle is that Marcelo himself has been linked with a move to Juventus and this post could also be referencing that potential move.

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