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AS Roma interested in signing 20-year-old Real Madrid midfielder – report

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Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes and Eder Militao are three youngsters who defined Real Madrid’s historic 2021/22 season in their own way. However, hiding in the shadows of their glory is another Brazilian who has struggled to find luck at the Santiago Bernabeu – Renier Jesus.

Reinier seemed to have adapted to life at the Castilla but struggled to earn opportunities to break through. Moreover, the COVID break exactly at that time did not help his case.

According to reports from Sergio Gomez, Roma have enquired about the possibility of signing the attacking midfielder. There has been no contact between the parties, but the interest has been recorded.

The Brazilian returns to Real Madrid after completing his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund later this month. With Carlo Ancelotti not counting on the player for the immediate season, Los Blancos wish to send him on another loan.

Reinier did not enjoy a great spell in Germany, starting just one game and making 13 appearances in the entire league season.

Benfica were said to be in the driver’s seat to sign the 20-year-old on loan this summer. In fact, the player’s father confirmed it directly when he spoke to the media last week.

“My son is is very excited and enthusiastic, when a club the size of Benfica wants you, it is impossible to not be happy.”

It remains to be seen if Roma’s interest beings about a twist in the tale. Nevertheless, it would require talks to start between the parties for such a situation to arise.

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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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