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Juventus join Barcelona, AC Milan in free transfer pursuit of Real Madrid attacker for 2023



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Marco Asensio will see his contract with Real Madrid expire at the end of the ongoing campaign. Set to become a free agent in the summer of 2023, the 26-year-old is attracting widespread interest from clubs across Europe.

AC Milan have been long-term admirers of the Real Madrid forward while, of late, Barcelona have also emerged as shock suitors of the Spanish international. Now, according to Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Mundo Deportivo), Juventus have also entered the race for Asensio.

The Bianconeri find themselves in disarray currently and are already planning to strengthen their roster for the upcoming campaign.

And, as per the report, Asensio is one of the players that they are considering signing, given as he will be available for a free transfer.

The 26-year-old had been linked with an exit from Real Madrid during the last summer as well, as contract negotiations with Los Blancos fell through due to his wage demands.

Since then, the former RCD Mallorca ace has struggled to get regular game-time under Carlo Ancelotti, with the Italian tactician using him vary sparingly off the bench so far this season.

With Rodrygo, Vinicius Junior, Federico Valverde and even Eden Hazard seemingly ahead of him in the pecking order, an exit in the summer beckons Asensio.

And, as things stand, there seems to be no shortage of suitors for the winger. As iterated earlier, Milan have been hot on his trail for a while and tried to sign him in the summer as well, but a move fell through.

Barcelona have also entered the picture to sign Asensio on a Bosman deal, with reports even indicating that his agent, Jorge Mendes, has already offered the forward to Real Madrid’s arch-rivals.

Now with Juventus also throwing their hat in the ring to sign Asensio next year, it will be interesting to see where the attacker ends up.

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Real Madrid future star Endrick set for his Santiago Bernabeu debut when Brazil face Spain



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A while ago, Brazil manager Dorival Junior announced the squad list for the Selecao’s upcoming friendly encounters against England and Spain. And three Real Madrid players made the cut.

As one would expect, both Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo Goes were included on the squad list by the new manager of the Brazil national team.

Along with the pair, teenage wonderkid Endrick, who will be arriving at Real Madrid in the summer, was also named in the squad.

The 17-year-old striker was signed by Los Blancos in December 2022, but he had to stay back at his boyhood club Palmeiras as he cannot move to Europe until he turns 18, which will happen this summer.

But even before he ends up at Real Madrid, Endrick is set to make his debut at the Santiago Bernabeu as Brazil play Spain at the Merengues’ home ground on March 26.

It will be a huge occasion for the teenage sensation and if he gets any minutes on the night from the manager, Endrick would very likely receive a special welcome at his future home.

Before that, though, the teenage sensation would come face-to-face with his future Real Madrid teammate, Jude Bellingham, with Brazil facing England at the Wembley Stadium on March 23.

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