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Real Madrid forward unsure about future, has offers from Italy and England

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It is difficult to point out flaws in a side that has been crowned the champion of Europe for the fifth time in nine years. While players have come and gone, Real Madrid have held onto their stature of being one of the strongest sides in Europe.

This season too, almost every player donning the famous white jersey had an upward curve. However, one player whose stocks fell significantly as the season progressed was Marco Asensio.

According to reports from Tomas Gonzalez (h/t MadridXtra), the Spaniard has recieved interesting offers from both England and Italy. He will have to now decide if he wishes to renew his contract and fight for a place at the Santiago Bernabeu or leave the club in June.

The final stretch of Real Madrid’s season saw Rodrygo’s stocks rise along with Federico Valverde, who was often Carlo Ancelotti’s first choice for the right-wing in the Champions League.

Given that Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr are already undisputed starters in Real Madrid’s setup, there is little scope for Asensio to push his way back. An exit is a real possibility come June.

The 26-year-old started only 19 games for Los Blancos in the recently concluded La Liga season, scoring ten goals and creating one big chance. He missed six big chances and averaged a key pass in every game.

Manchester United are one of the many English sides vying for Asensio’s signature as they look to rebuild under their new manager. Arsenal and AC Milan have registered their interest in the forward in the past and could look to incorporate him in June.

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Real Madrid 23-year-old striker close to finalising a move to Real Valladolid – report

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After two years on loan at Getafe, former Real Madrid striker Juanmi Latasa has returned to the Spanish capital.

His performances, after all, were not enough to coerce his foster club to push for a permanent transfer.

The 23-year-old striker made 32 appearances for Getafe last season, including 15 starts. However, he only had two goals to show for his regular participation and it is safe to label his time at the club as a disappointment.

Now back in Madrid, Latasa is unlikely to get a chance to make a mark at the club. All signs point to a departure in the coming days.

The overwhelming favorite

As revealed in a recent report by Jorge C Picon, several first-division teams in Spain have reported interest in the young striker. Real Valladolid however, are the overwhelming favourites.

The La Liga side are looking for a striker with a good physical presence, height, a strong aerial presence and a knack for goal.

Latasa (L) set to leave Real Madrid. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Latasa ticks all the boxes they demand and negotiations between the two clubs are expected to progress in the coming days.

Latasa’s sale, at this point, is thus taken for granted. Leganes and Espanyol are some of the other clubs interested in his services.

No scope in Madrid

Carlo Ancelotti, over the years, has not carved out a reputation as one who trusts academy stars heavily. In his defence, however, he has always had superior options available.

Heading into next season, Los Blancos have a packed forward department including Kylian Mbape, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo Goes and Endrick.

Considering that the well-established Joselu himself saw no scope at the club next season, it is safe to say that Latasa understands his situation.

From Real Madrid’s perspective, it remains to be seen if they maintain any leverage on his future.

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