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Real Madrid forward set to leave on a free transfer in the summer



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Up until now, Marco Asensio has been on the periphery of things for Real Madrid.

While the Spanish international has been keen to extend his current contract, which expires next summer, a dispute over wages has meant the European champions have deemed him surplus to requirements.

A new update has now suggested that Carlo Ancelotti’s men refuse to change their stance about the player.

As per the latest information provided by MARCA (h/t Infinite Madrid), Real Madrid are not thinking about renewing Marco Asensio’s contract.

It has been stated that the club are willing to let him leave as a free agent at the end of the season.

The 26-year old has fallen down to the bottom of Los Blancos’ options out wide, behind the likes of Eden Hazard, Rodrygo and Vinicius Jr.

So far this term, the former Mallorca winger has played a mere 27 minutes in La Liga and 36 minutes in the Champions League, which points to how Ancelotti is content with utilizing other alternatives at his disposal.

Ultimately, it’s hard to make a case for who Asensio replaces in Real Madrid’s starting XI.

As things stand, Vinicius Jr. is competing with Kylian Mbappe for the title of the outright best winger in world football.

Rodrygo’s ability to provide cover across the frontline makes him an incredibly useful forward option to have.

While Eden Hazard is still being tested out on the pitch to see what he can offer after an injury-ridden spell in the Spanish capital.

As a result, Los Merengues do not feel the need to either play or hand the once-wonderkid a brand-new contract.

The club’s aim will be to move Marco Asensio on, as their sights will be set on bringing in a new wideman.

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Atletico Madrid ‘approach’ Real Madrid, Arsenal midfield target over summer move



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According to AS, Atletico Madrid have made the first approach for Celta Vigo midfielder Gabri Veiga, who has also been linked heavily with a move to Real Madrid and Arsenal.

The 20-year-old midfielder has emerged as one of the most exciting young prospects in Spanish football this season, having already netted nine goals in La Liga.

It has alerted a series of top-level clubs, with the likes of Real Madrid, Arsenal, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid all being linked with the youngster, who has a €40 million release clause in his contract with Celta.

Real Madrid are in the market for midfield reinforcements and have identified Jude Bellingham as their top target, but Veiga is also said to be on the agenda at the Santiago Bernabeu

However, recently, the Galician club’s president confirmed that there had been contact from clubs in England, but stated that Real Madrid had made no approach.

On top of that, a report from MARCA quoted a club source saying that they were not contemplating signing the 20-year-old.

Amidst this, it has now emerged that Atletico Madrid have made an approach towards signing Veiga from Celta Vigo in the summer transfer window.

The Rojiblancos are also in the market for new midfielders amid question marks over the futures of Saul Niguez and Geoffrey Kondogbia.

While Diego Simeone’s side have taken a first step, the report indicates that Veiga, in case of the absence of interest from Real Madrid, would prefer to join Arsenal.

So, the Colchoneros will need to put in efforts to convince the 20-year-old to choose them over a move to the Premier League club come summer if they are serious about adding the talented youngster to their roster for next season.

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