Former Real Madrid player Marcelo Vieira is set to leave Greek giants Olympiacos after just two months due to fitness concerns, The former Brazil left-back joined the Piraeus-based side in September following 15 years at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 34-year-old made his debut for the 47-time Greece champions in their 3-0 loss against Qarabag in the UEFA Europe League.
But reports suggest the five-time Champions League winner is set to cut his stay in Greece short as Olympiacos is frustrated at his on-field performance and fitness issues.
Per FootMercato, as cited by BeFootball, the Thrylos are unhappy with Marcelo’s inability to play more than 30 minutes per game. The legendary full-back has featured only five times in all competitions for his new team, with all his appearances coming from the bench.
The report further claims that Olympiakos are also displeased with his failure to raise his fitness levels, having played just 121 minutes of football. Olympiacos manager Michel is now ready to part ways with Marcelo as soon as possible, who is considered surplus to requirements. Michel, who is also a Real Madrid legend having played for the Santiago Bernabeu outfit for 14 years, between 1982 and 1996, won’t be including Marcelo in his plans for the second half of the season.
Olympiacos currently lie in the fourth position in the Greek Super league table, 12 points behind arch-nemesis and league frontrunners Panathinaikos.