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26-year-old forward’s future posing complications for Real Madrid

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A transfer window without confusion is no transfer window. The numerous possibilities over a player’s future can often be overwhelming and cause anxiety in club offices, and the same can be seen at Real Madrid too.

According to reports from ABC (h/t RM4Arab), Marco Asensio’s case is the most complex for the Spanish champions this season.

A few weeks ago, the winger made it clear that he would welcome an exit in the summer window, a year before his contract with the club ends. Though the player wishes to leave and Real Madrid want to sell him, Asensio does not have a suitable offer.

Several Premier League clubs have shown interest in the forward’s signing, but none have made a proposal that satisfies all parties. It is said that Los Blancos want a fee of €40 million for their 26-year-old star.

Earlier this week, Manchester United were reported to be contemplating a bid for Asensio. The Red Devils are not alone in the race, however, as Jurgen Klopp is looking to incorporate the Spaniard at Liverpool.

Asensio has featured in all three pre-season friendlies under Carlo Ancelotti and even scored one goal. While the manager continues to trust him, the winger’s demands for a salary raise make an extension almost impossible.

Last season, the 26-year-old made 31 appearances for Real Madrid in La Liga. He finished the league season with ten goals to his name in addition to three goal contributions in the UEFA Champions League.

As it stands, the pressure is on the club to engineer a departure given that Asensio is in the final year of his contract.

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Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report

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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.

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