Real Madrid was stunned by Marco Asensio’s revelation that he has an offer on the table from Manchester United
Real Madrid’s rising star, Marco Asensio has been at a centre of a lot of transfer speculation. The 21-year-old has interested the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United. Given his current lack of game time under Zidane, a Premier League move has tempted the youngster. Asensio has not been able to feature regularly on the team sheet and has struggled to oust the misfiring duo of Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo from the team.
According to reports from Diario Gol, Marco Asensio told Real Madrid that he has a concrete offer on the table from Manchester United. The Red Devils are willing to bring him to Old Trafford as soon as next month.
Jose Mourinho’s men had a great start to the season, matching Manchester City point-for-point. They, however, soon lost their steam and currently find themselves 11 points adrift of their neighbours. Despite having the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, United have struggled for goals as of late.
Apart from United, Chelsea has also registered their interested in Asensio. The Blues find themselves in a similar position to United in that despite having a talented team, they are nowhere near Manchester City in the table.
Diario Gol reports that Florentino Perez is extremely concerned by the recent revelation. He does not want one of his most promising youngsters to leave in order seek challenges elsewhere. Zinedine Zidane, on the other hand, does not mind losing the 21-year-old. The French coach feels he has enough talent in the squad to cover for Asensio’s departure.
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Marco Asensio is the crown jewel of Madrid’s next generation of homegrown talents. He will get the minutes he deserves at the Bernabeu sooner rather than later. Real are due for an overhaul of their frontline. The much hailed BBC don’t work like they are supposed to anymore. The best of the best are on Florentino Perez’s shortlist to revamp Madrid’s squad; Neymar, Eden Hazard, Mauro Icardi just to name a few. However, no matter who comes through the door at Bernabeu, Asensio will always have a place at the club.