Thursday, 3rd January, 2013
Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is ready to sell Portuguese left-back Fabio Coentrao this month if a good offer lands on the club’s doormat, according to Spanish daily AS.
Coentrao turned up late today for training at the club and it is understood not to have been the first time the former Benfica man has joined Mourinho’s group late.
Indeed, Coentrao arrived more than an hour late, so much so that some of his team-mates were already on their way to the showers.
The Portugal international blamed a traffic jam, but the incident is the latest in a line of events which seem to be pushing him out of Real Madrid.
Mourinho is believed to have started disciplinary proceedings against Coentrao, who has been disappointed over the lack of playing time he has had with Los Blancos so far this season.
Now Mourinho is ready to sell the player if a suitable offer arrives this month.
Coentrao cost Real Madrid €30M to sign from Benfica in the summer of 2011.