A recent report from AS has offered an update on the future of Marco Asensio. The Real Madrid attacker has found himself in a precarious situation as he has not been included in Carlo Ancelotti’s plans for the new season.
Once regarded as one of the most talented players in the Real Madrid squad, Asensio’s career has taken a massive dip over the past couple of years.
Injuries and a lack of form have played a key role in stifling his progress. The further ascension of attackers such as Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior has not helped either, leading to the Spaniard falling behind in the pecking order.
As a matter of fact, Asensio has not even featured in a single minute in Real Madrid’s two matches so far. It is widely considered that the attacker has been asked to find a new club, with Los Blancos ready to listen to offers.
However, according to the report, Asensio does not have a single offer on his plate at the moment. It appears potential suitors are apprehensive about signing the playmaker due to his injury issues, coupled with a lack of form and a decently-high salary.
Not to mention, the Real Madrid superstar is also likely to attract a hefty wage packet. As such, it is becoming seemingly difficult for other clubs to afford him in the summer.
With just two weeks remaining until the new season gets underway, there is a real possibility that Asensio may end up remaining at Real Madrid, playing merely as a backup role in the side.
It could be devastating for the player, who was harbouring hopes of being included in the Spanish side for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup. However, there is still some time left and it will not be surprising to see the Spaniard leaving Santiago Bernabeu by the end of the month.
€85 million-rated Serie A winger ‘dreams’ of playing for Real Madrid, claims father
Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia dreams of playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid, the winger’s father has revealed following the UEFA Champions League clash between the two teams last night.
Kvaratskhelia, 22, exploded upon arriving at Napoli last year, leading them to the Serie A title on the back of his explosive performances.
The Georgian winger has been impressing in the ongoing campaign as well, although he failed to score or assist in either of Napoli’s meetings with Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages.
Kvaratskhelia has previously spoken about how he has always been a lifelong supporter of Real Madrid and grew up idolising some of the club’s legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and Guti, among others.
Now, the 22-year-old winger’s father has revealed that his son has always dreamt of and continues to dream of playing for Real Madrid.
As quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Kvaratskhelia’s father said: “Khvicha always dreamed and still dreams of playing for Real Madrid. I am sure about it.”
Talking about the fact that the winger got to play against Real Madrid, Kvaratskhelia’s father added: “For Khvicha, playing vs Real Madrid was special. In my family, everyone is a Real Madrid supporter, except me.”
Real Madrid are in the market for attacking reinforcements, but they are looking for a centre-forward next summer and have Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as their main targets.
As for Kvaratskhelia, whose market value stands at €85 million, it seems quite apparent that he harbours dreams of playing for Real Madrid. But it remains to be seen if there is some interest from Los Blancos in signing the winger.