Fabio Coentrao: Real Madrid defender joins Monaco on loan

Fabio Coentrao
Fabio Coentrao has 50 caps for Portugal

Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao has joined French side Monaco on a season-long loan deal.

The Portugal left-back struggled for first-team football at the Spanish club last season.

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes tried to bring him to Old Trafford in September 2013 but a transfer deadline day loan move fell through.

The 27-year-old joined Real from Benfica for a reported £25m in 2011.

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