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 are leaving no stone unturned in their bid to assemble an even stronger squad for the upcoming campaign.
Kylian Mbappe and Alphonso Davies are the club’s top targets in that regard, for the two new signings will be regular starters and bonafide difference makers on the field for Los Blancos.
The latter, in particular, arrives to reinforce a position where none of Carlo Ancelotti’s current options are convincing. Fran Garcia and Ferland Mendy have both had their hiccups at the left-back position for Real Madrid, leaving the position open for Davies to take over.
A potential departure
As revealed by MARCA, Davies’ arrival next season will jeopardise Garcia’s importance in the team for the Canadian will be the manager’s first choice by a mile.
Moreover, Ancelotti is said to be in favour of renewing Mendy, implying that Garcia will practically be his third choice.
Come summer, Garcia could thus be sold if the club receive an offer that they can make money off. Considering that they shelled out €5 million last summer for his incorporation, any offer north of that mark could do the job.
In 18 appearances and 11 starts in La Liga this season, the 24-year-old has provided four assists for Los Blancos. Interestingly, he has started just one of Real Madrid’s last six games across all competitions.
As revealed earlier this week, Real Madrid have reached a verbal agreement with Alphonso Davies. An agreement with Bayern Munich over a transfer fee could be a difficult proposition, however.
As such, it is unclear if Los Blancos will make the move for Davies this summer at a subsidised fee or wait until next year when the player will be a free agent.
Garcia’s future, needless to say, depends on their plan of action on the Davies front.