The Spanish national team player may be on the move this summer as Real Madrid look set to rejuvenate their squad and he has already reportedly been offered to Manchester United
Marco Asensio has opened the door to a possible Real Madrid exit this summer following a report that Manchester United had been offered a transfer by the player’s agent Jorge Mendes.
Los Blancos defeated Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday night to end a memorable season for Carlo Ancelotti’s team. The success came within a month of Real Madrid securing their 35th La Liga title with four rounds to go while galloping to success.
However, the eradication of Real Madrid has already begun this summer, as they appear to be slimming down their squad sharply. Gareth Bale leaves the Spanish and European champions at the end of his contract, bringing an end to his nine-year stay in the Spanish capital. Real Madrid club captain Marcelo has said goodbye to the club after it was confirmed that he left this summer at the end of his contract. Isco has also left the club, while Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic are other strikers who could be moved on.
The situation for Asensio is less clear; he is now 26 years old and in what is theoretically the best years of his career. Still, he started only half of the club’s 38 La Liga matches last season and only twice in the Champions League, while he was not in the final at all. Earlier in the season, he admitted he was less than happy with his lack of continuity at the club.
A report from La Sexta’s El Chiringuito TV show has now claimed that Asensio has been offered a summer transfer to Manchester United through his agent Mendes. It would theoretically make him connect with former Madrid team-mates Raphael Varane and Cristiano Ronaldo, whom he combined so destructively with in Spain, while sharing the same representative as the Portuguese ace.
Speaking to Diario AS about his future, Asensio said: “I have one more year in my contract, but here we are talking about leaving Real Madrid. This is an important moment for me, I will not deny it. I’m more mature and not just on the pitch, it’s an important moment and I’ll have to make important decisions.
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“Me and my family know I have to keep growing and moving on. I want to achieve important things in football and they help me do that. “
Asked whether he would like more playing time, the striker added: “Given how this season went and what I experienced in my career, it’s true that I want more, I’m hungry for more and I would pull me if it were not so.this, but I have many more challenges to achieve.
“I want to be the best player I can be and that’s why I keep working. I think it paid off this season, although I probably did not play many minutes. I want to play more and contribute more to the team.
“I know what our coach thinks. He’s happy with my season and he trusts me, it’s something he himself told me. It’s true that I did not have time to think and consider many things because of The Champions League final and the celebrations, but when the next two weeks with the national team end, we will talk about it all.
“This is something that my agent is taking care of. When the upcoming matches with Spain are over, we will have to think about it. I will continue to grow and I want to achieve more things.”
Asensio came to Madrid in 2014, but spent his first two seasons at the club on loan spells at Mallorca and Espanyol, meaning he was not a member of the first-team squad in Ancelotti’s first round in the dugout.
Asensio was a bit of a young prodigy in Madrid, and he got double figures in his first two full seasons with the club between 2016 and 2018. He suffered a dive in form the following campaign before suffering an LCL knee injury in the summer of 2019 – which ruled him out of operation for a year.