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.
Official: Real Madrid squad list against Real Sociedad
Real Madrid will be aiming to continue their recent winning streak when they take on third-placed Real Sociedad in La Liga on Sunday.
Los Blancos have picked up three wins in three games against Villarreal, Athletic Club and Atletico Madrid. Given that Barcelona already have a lead at the top of the table, Carlo Ancelotti’s men cannot afford any slip-up against Sociedad tomorrow.
Ahead of the much-anticipated contest at the Santiago Bernabeu, manager Ancelotti has announced the Real Madrid squad list for the game.
Dani Carvajal, who trained normally today, is still not back on the roster, with Ancelotti already admitting that the Spaniard could return against Valencia next week.
Meanwhile, David Alaba, Aurelien Tchouameni and Lucas Vazquez also remain unavailable while Ferland Mendy misses out after picking up a hamstring injury against Atletico Madrid.
Rodrygo Goes, who also sustained a knock in the game against Atletico, is fully fit and on the squad list for the Real Sociedad encounter. Eden Hazard is also back after missing the last two matches with an injury.
Castilla midfielder Mario Martin, who made his senior debut against the Rojiblancos is retained on the list by Ancelotti.