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.
€85 million-rated Serie A winger ‘dreams’ of playing for Real Madrid, claims father
Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia dreams of playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid, the winger’s father has revealed following the UEFA Champions League clash between the two teams last night.
Kvaratskhelia, 22, exploded upon arriving at Napoli last year, leading them to the Serie A title on the back of his explosive performances.
The Georgian winger has been impressing in the ongoing campaign as well, although he failed to score or assist in either of Napoli’s meetings with Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages.
Kvaratskhelia has previously spoken about how he has always been a lifelong supporter of Real Madrid and grew up idolising some of the club’s legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and Guti, among others.
Now, the 22-year-old winger’s father has revealed that his son has always dreamt of and continues to dream of playing for Real Madrid.
As quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Kvaratskhelia’s father said: “Khvicha always dreamed and still dreams of playing for Real Madrid. I am sure about it.”
Talking about the fact that the winger got to play against Real Madrid, Kvaratskhelia’s father added: “For Khvicha, playing vs Real Madrid was special. In my family, everyone is a Real Madrid supporter, except me.”
Real Madrid are in the market for attacking reinforcements, but they are looking for a centre-forward next summer and have Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as their main targets.
As for Kvaratskhelia, whose market value stands at €85 million, it seems quite apparent that he harbours dreams of playing for Real Madrid. But it remains to be seen if there is some interest from Los Blancos in signing the winger.