Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao has joined Sporting CP on a loan deal for the upcoming campaign.
With regular playing time at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu difficult to come by for various reasons, the left-back has returned to his homeland.
“I’m very happy to have the opportunity to play for this great club,” Coentrao said upon signing his contract.
Coentrao joined Los Blancos in 2011 from Benfica but has fallen out of favour of late.
He featured in just six games last season, although one of them was against Sporting away from home in the Champions League