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Ancelotti believed now-Arsenal forward to be ‘perfect’ for Real Madrid

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Real Madrid have had an indifferent transfer window so far. They have recently had to deal with the exit of star midfielder Casemiro, who has recently joined Manchester United on a big-money move.

On the flip side, the club were dealt with a massive disappointment when Kylian Mbappe opted to remain at Paris Saint-Germain. Los Blancos have since been looking out for alternatives in the transfer market.

According to Fabrizio Romano (h/t Madrid Zone), one such alternative for Real Madrid earlier this summer was Gabriel Jesus.

The Manchester City forward was a top target for Carlo Ancelotti in his quest to reinforce the attacking department. The Real Madrid boss had even deemed him as the perfect option to accompany the likes of Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior in the attack next season.

A fee of €50 million was considered to be a bargain in the Real Madrid camp, especially for a player of his quality, experience and pedigree at the highest level of football.

However, the move could never materialise due to passport issues. The striker ultimately joined Arsenal on a big-money move. He is the marquee signing for the Gunners this summer, with the forward hoping to add a new dimension to the club’s attacking unit.

Real Madrid, for their part, have yet to make any notable move in the transfer market since the capture of Aurelien Tchouameni. The departure of Casemiro should give them some leeway, not only from a financial perspective but also in terms of the total number of non-EU players in the squad.

While the signing of Gabriel Jesus is not a possibility anymore, it would not come as a surprise to see Real Madrid go after a talented South American talent as we enter the final stage of the transfer window.

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  1. Walter Jisa

    August 22, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    Leave the gunners alone please. Let them rise to their real position of invincibility.

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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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