Real Madrid is looking for a new left-back. With the transfer window opening up soon, there is plenty opportunity for Jose Mourinho to find a replacement for Marcelo and Fabio Coentrao.
Before anyone overreacts, let's realize something.
You might be asking yourself why Real Madrid would waste money on a position that, when everyone is healthy and in form, is log-jammed. Well, fair point, but that's exactly the point.
Soccer, like any sport, is full of injuries and poor spells of player performance, which is the unfortunate inevitability every team must face.
Left-back has been particularly concerning so far this season for Real Madrid.
They lost Marcelo back in early October when he broke his foot training with Brazil. Fabio Coentrao, his backup, was sidelined with a groin injury until recently.
It's only natural, then, that Jose Mourinho has put signing a new defender on Madrid's transfer priorities. Sure, Coentrao has been filling in nicely since his return, and Marcelo will eventually be back, but as their injuries show, you must be prepared to rotate the squad.
Most would expect the club to open up the bank for every transfer, and most of the players linked usually require it, but they can benefit from under the radar signings as well.
Taking all that into account, these are four players (not the only four players) Real should look at as replacements.