It was a move that many expected and took a little longer than initially planned but Fabio Coentrao has officially joined Sporting Lisbon on a season-long loan.

Real Madrid would have probably preferred it being a permanent transfer but this is better than nothing as Zinedine Zidane does not have the Portuguese left-back in his plans for the upcoming season, especially with the addition of Theo Hernandez to the squad.


Coentrao barely played for the team last season but many have been very foolish to forget everything that he gave us, most notably being an extremely integral part for our hunt towards La Decima. For those thinking that the Portuguese leaves the club through the back door, they have to think again as Madridistas should be more than thankful for everything that this man has given the club.

Fabio Coentrao will be a player that is remembered fondly in the Spanish capital and, you never know, this may not be the last we have seen of him.

All the best, Gracias & Adios Fabio Coentrao!