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Real Madrid ace does not like new deal offered to him, will only renew at his terms
Marco Asensio has enjoyed a superb turnaround at Real Madrid lately, with the attacking becoming a trusted option in the first-team for Carlo Ancelotti, thanks to a series of impressive performances.
His contributions to the team have not gone unnoticed, which is why Real Madrid are looking to hand him a contract extension.
According to MARCA, Real Madrid had submitted its first renewal offer to Asensio a few months ago. But the attacker did not like the offer and has not penned the deal yet. This is because the club’s offer was far off from Asensio’s demands.
The report suggests the Spanish international’s priority is to extend his Real Madrid contract. But he will not do it for any price and want the club to make an effort to retain his services, especially on the back of a turnaround this season.
The Spaniard had demanded €6 million net in wages from Madrid, who only offered €4 million net to him. The club believe their offer reflects his performances, even though Asensio was hoping for ‘more affection’.
Real Madrid, though, have appeared extremely reluctant in offering Asensio a fortune, knowing it might not be a prudent option for the long run. The club are already ruing the contract of Eden Hazard, who is now ready to see out his contract until 2024.
Asensio could follow a similar path, especially knowing the player is not rated as a first-team regular going forward. He is only seen as an excellent utility player, as he can operate almost anywhere in the final third.
However, it must be added that Asensio has lost his prominence, to an extent, with Ancelotti dropping him down in the pecking order after the disappointing draw with Atletico Madrid.
But it shouldn’t deter a Real Madrid side who have been very impressed by Asensio’s performances. However, with a host of clubs across Premier League and even Barcelona keen on signing him in the coming summer, Real Madrid must move swiftly if they are to keep hold of the Spaniard.
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Ancelotti could renew contract with Real Madrid if he wins the Champions League – report
The continuity of Carlo Ancelotti hinges on several factors and journalist Mario Cortegana, while writing for The Athletic, has confirmed that if Real Madrid do not sack him at the end of the season, the Italian will continue to serve the team at least until his current contract, which runs until 2024.
Furthermore, the report also states that Ancelotti could even be handed a contract extension if he leads the team to the UEFA Champions League triumph once again.
It is more than evident that Ancelotti’s Real Madrid future is far from certain. Ever since the managerial role at the Brazilian national team opened up, the 63-year-old is being pursued by the South American team.
Cortegana writes that even though Ancelotti is quite happy at Real Madrid, there remains a possibility that he will, indeed, accept the Brazil role if he were to leave the Spanish capital city as he sees this job as an appealing end to his managerial career.
At Real Madrid, he knows that he will have to keep winning trophies and this season, the La Liga honour is more or less lost. But with the possibility of winning the UEFA Champions League still open, Cortegana has reported that if the Italian does, in fact, succeed at winning the European crown, he might end up renewing his deal with the team.
At the moment, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) is trying to keep a respectful distance, but there is absolutely no denying the fact that they have made him their absolute priority.
“Ancelotti is not only the players’ favourite but it seems the fans’ too,” said CBF president Ednaldo Rodrigues about Ancelotti.
“Everywhere I go in Brazil, in every stadium, he is the first name the supporters ask me about. They talk about him in a very affectionate way, in recognition of the exemplary work he has done in his career,” he added.
Ancelotti is aware that Brazil want him and Brazil know Ancelotti is ready to join, but everything hinges on what happens with Real Madrid this season.
If they end up winning the Champions League or even if Madrid decided to stick with him until his contract expires , Brazil will be forced to look for alternatives. If not, one can expect the Italian to be the new head coach of the Seleçao.