They say that the chance to play for Real Madrid is a train that only arrives once at a player’s station. When such a calling arrives, it is indeed tempting to jump onto the bandwagon without a second thought.
Yet, it is not easy for new players to adapt to the pressure that comes with playing for Real Madrid. The Spanish club are one of the largest sporting institutions in the world and to don the white jersey can be daunting even for the best.
According to reports from Jorge C Picon, Real Madrid target Benjamin Sesko has understood this subtle detail. The striker is overwhelmed by Los Blancos‘ interest in him but feels he is not ready for the step up.
Instead, the RB Salzburg player prefers to take an intermediate step in his career before moving to the Madrid-based club. He is working with his agents to engineer such a move, and his decision will be known in a few days.
Several clubs across Europe have been actively scouting Sesko over the past year including Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid from Spain. At the moment, Manchester United and Chelsea are said to be in the driver’s seat to sign him.
From Real Madrid’s point of view too, it would make sense to wait for the player to blossom completely. One cannot help but think of Luka Jovic who also struggled at the club after making a premature move to Spain.
Last season, Sesko made 24 league appearances for RB Salzburg scoring five goals and providing an assist. This season, he already has a goal and an assist in two games for the club.
Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report
With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.
One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.
According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.
Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.
The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.
Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.
Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.