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AC Milan are ‘very interested’ in signing €40 million-rated Real Madrid winger

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Marco Asensio’s future has become a topic of daily discussion in recent weeks. With Real Madrid looking to bring in several key players in the current transfer window, his possible departure is an opportunity to recover some funds.

The Spaniard is one of the few expendable assets in the club who has not only a high market value but also several interested suitors.

At the same time, he is a valuable resource for Carlo Ancelotti to incorporate in his plans at the club. This has created a dilemma as to whether Los Blancos should sell him or extend his contract.

According to reports from GOAL, AC Milan are interested in picking up Asensio’s services for the coming season. Paolo Maldini is said to be a big fan of the forward, and the Serie A champions look to incorporate the player as a ‘gift’ to their manager.

The one hurdle in his possible move to Milan is the economic factor. While Real Madrid ask €40 million for their star, the Italians are only willing to pay €30 million.

As it stands, Los Blancos have not officially offered Asensio a new contract. However, part of the reason for the club’s hesitation is that the player expects a raise in salary if he signs a new deal.

The 26-year-old played 31 games for Carlo Ancelotti’s side last season and scored ten goals in the process. Despite making a strong start to his campaign, his stocks fell towards the end of the season as he was replaced by Rodrygo.

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Real Madrid midfielder set for a change in roles heading into the new season

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Federico Valverde, the dynamic midfielder for Real Madrid, is once again on the cusp of adapting to a new role under the guidance of coach Carlo Ancelotti, reports Mario Calderon for Mundo Deportivo

Valverde’s remarkable versatility has been a key asset for Real Madrid, allowing him to excel in various positions on the field. This adaptability has been crucial for the team, and it seems another transformation is on the horizon for the 25-year-old Uruguayan.

The team chances and so does Valverde

His potential shift in role comes amid changes within the team, notably the reassignment of the number ‘8’ shirt to Toni Kroos. 

The German midfielder’s responsibility for constructing the game will likely be shared among several players to ensure a seamless transition.

Here, Valverde’s ability to quickly grasp new concepts will be a significant advantage for both him and Ancelotti. Even during the current period, with many players still absent, Ancelotti is already strategizing on how to best integrate everyone into the team dynamics without compromising performance.

Federico Valverde might play a different role at Real Madrid next season. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

Marcelo Bielsa must be credited

Valverde’s recent experiences with the Uruguayan national team in the Copa America under coach Marcelo Bielsa have further honed his skills. 

Bielsa entrusted Valverde with the captain’s armband and deployed him in a deeper role, where he was responsible for initiating plays from the back alongside his teammate, PSG’s young pivot, Manuel Ugarte. 

This experience has enriched Valverde’s understanding of the game, adding another layer to his already impressive skill set.

As the new season approaches, Valverde will need to re-establish himself in whatever role Ancelotti deems fit—be it as a winger, a pivot, or even a full-back, a position he has previously played under former coach Zinedine Zidane. 

Regardless of where he is positioned, Valverde’s importance to the team is undeniable. His versatility, coupled with his ability to adapt quickly, makes him a pivotal player for Real Madrid’s upcoming campaign.

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