Coentrao secures Sporting loan switch

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Sporting CP have announced the signing of Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao on a season-long loan.

The Portugal international has been a Madrid player for six seasons, but made just three LaLiga appearances last term and startlingly admitted in march that he was "in no condition" to play for Los Blancos.

With vice-captain Marcelo firmly established as first-choice left-back and Theo Hernandez close to sealing a switch from Atletico Madrid, Coentrao has been allowed to leave.