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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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Real Madrid midfielder receives huge praise from ex-Barcelona star: “Has no limits”



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Speaking in a recent interview with (h/t GOAL), former Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas has heaped praise on Real Madrid star Aurelien Tchouameni, while also revealing that he recommended the Catalans to sign him in the past.

Tchouameni arrived at Real Madrid this past summer in a deal worth €80 million plus €20 million in add-ons. Following Casemiro’s departure, he was thrust into the limelight right away by Carlo Ancelotti and the 22-year-old has not put a foot wrong since arriving.

Indeed, Tchouameni has become a key player for Ancelotti’s side and is currently starring at the FIFA World Cup 2022 with France.

Now, Fabregas, who had played with Tchouameni at AS Monaco in the past, has hailed the youngster, stating that there are no limits to what he can achieve.

During the chat, he also revealed that he had recommended Tchouameni’s signing to Barcelona but finances prohibited any move from happening.

“Yes, it’s true that I spoke to Barça about Aurelién. They wanted to start preparing the succession of Sergio Busquets and for me he was the perfect player. It was at a time when Barça were short of money and I don’t think they could offer more than €40 million,” he said.

“Then he signed for Real Madrid, he’s a permanent fixture there and he’s essential in the French national team. For me, Aurélien has no limits.”

Opening up on the first time he saw Tchouameni in action, Fabregas added: “I quickly realised he was not a player like the others. The first time I saw him was during a Ligue 1 match against Bordeaux with Monaco.

“I was on the bench and I was impressed with his performance. They beat us and I remember asking one of our assistants: “but who is this Bordeaux midfielder?”, he reminisced.

Fabregas also revealed that he was close with Tchouameni and the youngster sought advice from the former Arsenal captain, saying:

“I spoke a lot with Aurélien, we exchanged a lot of opinions, even when he came to the France national team. He asked me for a lot of advice about my career at clubs like Arsenal, Chelsea, and FC Barcelona,” he said.

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