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Real Madrid forward ‘angry’ with Ancelotti, would be open to Barcelona offers



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A fresh report from SPORT has provided an update on the situation and the future of Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio.

The 27-year-old is out of contract at the end of this season and has been linked with several top clubs across Europe. The likes of AC Milan and Arsenal have held a long-standing interest in the forward and have been in contact with his entourage.

At the same time, Real Madrid’s arch-rivals Barcelona, too, have shown some degree of interest in Asensio in the recent past.

And, according to the report from SPORT, Asensio would be receptive to offers from Barcelona in the summer as he continues to grow frustrated with his situation at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Spanish international was completely out of favour at the beginning of the season and looked set for the exit doors. However, he was able to work his way back into Carlo Ancelotti’s plans and make some valuable contributions.

Following that, it seemed certain that Asensio will be signing a new contract with the Merengues to further prolong his stay beyond the summer.

However, things have changed again of late, with the winger once again finding it difficult to gather minutes, the most recent such occurrence happening against Real Betis last night when he was not brought on by the manager despite asking him to warm up for an extended period.

As a result, Asensio is believed to be angry with Ancelotti and the club, with the relationships said to be very tense. Given the scenario, an exit on a Bosman deal is not ruled out and it is claimed that the winger would listen to offers from Barcelona.

However, the Blaugrana for their part, are yet to make any move even though he is seen as a good market opportunity.

The La Liga leaders have other priorities at the moment and will only consider making an attempt if if becomes clear that Asensio will not continue at Madrid and if he is seen as a viable addition to their project.

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  1. Pat Grey

    March 7, 2023 at 1:50 am

    Ancelotti has no more new ideas how to coach RM, and so the sooner Florentino and Madrid board realize this the better things would become better for our dear Madrid club. How can you be consistntly sidelining such a very skillful and smart player like Asensio who, more often than not, changes the pace of Madrid for the better each time he’s sent into the pitch! Yes, I agree with Asensio looking for another team if old coach Ancelotti doesn’t value what the player brings to the table, which is often better that some first team players who always miss chances to score even if they are face to face with the opponent’s goalkeeper! That coach needs to go to Brazil. His time is up at Madrid.

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Real Madrid locker room angry with Barcelona midfielder’s ‘unsportsmanlike’ behaviour – report



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While the evident frustration among the Real Madrid players was quite visible following the recent 1-2 defeat against Barcelona, the feeling of vexation was not really limited on the field.

Journalist Mario Cortegana, while writing for The Athletic, has confirmed that once the players got into the dressing room, the environment had an air of anger and frustration. 

Players from each team had a go at each other right till the end, especially the likes of Dani Carvajal and Arnau Tenas, who had to be separated by several members from both teams.

Interestingly, before the aforementioned incident, Barcelona midfielder Gavi was already causing some trouble on the field. The youngster did not shy away from putting his body on the line throughout the game and it annoyed Madrid players to the extreme.

First, he pushed Carvajal in one incident and after that, he entangled himself in an off-the-ball clash with Dani Ceballos. The Madrid midfielder first had a collision with Robert Lewandowski and as the game moved on, Gavi made note of the incident.

During the run of play, Gavi pushed Ceballos with his shoulder and it did not settle well with the Madrid players and manager Carlo Ancelotti. The players and the manager were disturbed by Gavi’s behaviour and considered it ‘unsportsmanlike’.

On the other hand, there was frustration involving refereeing decisions as well. It must be remembered that in the 82nd minute, Marco Asensio found the back of the net to send the Madrid fans into a frenzy.

The celebration, however, was cut short as VAR disallowed the goal for an extremely tight offside. “We are sad, frustrated,” a dressing room source told The Athletic. “What happened? A guy looking at a TV in Madrid has decided La Liga.”

Ancelotti, on his part, said: “The disallowed goal? I don’t know, I really don’t know. I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know. I’m leaving with this doubt. If the VAR is sure.”

“I leave this match very proud. I don’t think we deserved to lose today,” he added.

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