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Real Madrid happy with winger’s contributions, will continue renewal talks
Journalist Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Real Madrid are very happy with the impact of Marco Asensio and there will be a new round of talks where his extension will be discussed.
There was a time when Asensio was expected to leave the team as a free agent. The 27-year-old’s deal expires at the end of the season and several media reports suggested that the likes of Atletico Madrid and Barcelona were very much interested in his acquisition.
As it turns out, while the Spaniard did not have much of an impact earlier in the season, his influence grew over the past couple of months, as he has been among goals quite a lot recently.
In fact, in his last four appearances, he has scored two goals and also has an assist to his name. This includes a recent wondergoal against Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie.
Regarding his future, Romano, speaking in his Here We Go podcast, has affirmed that Madrid have already offered him a new deal already and a new round of talks will happen soon.
When asked why Asensio’s future is still in the open, the journalist explained,
“Yes, it is because he is under contract until the end of the season and at the moment, nothing is complete. But as we have already mentioned, Real Madrid have offered him a new deal. It was a few weeks ago.”
He added that unlike Asensio’s state of affiars, Madrid are willing to wait until the end of the season to resolve the contractual situation of others.
“On the other hand, with other players, likes [Dani] Ceballos and [Luka] Modric, Madrid are waiting until the end of the season. Modric 100% wants to stay, but with Asensio, there is a conversation, a negotiation as the team is really happy with the impact he has made.
“The negotiation will continue soon and there will be a new round of talks for Asensio to continue at Real Madrid,” he concluded.
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Real Madrid defender on the radars of Juventus, could leave for €6-8 million
Real Madrid are looking towards a heavy splurge in the coming summer transfer window. After all, they do not even have another option given the sheer number of player departures already finalized.
Los Blancos have lost the services of Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard over the past week. While three of the four players predominantly featured on the bench, their presence in the squad gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side much-needed depth and a cushion of sorts.
The forward unit is, thus, the most prioritized department ahead of the transfer window. However, pieces are beginning to fall apart on other fronts and could potentially put the club in a difficult situation.
According to reports from Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are eyeing Lucas Vazquez and hope to sign him in the coming month. Contacts between the two parties have begun and the transfer fee discussed appears to be around the €6 million to €8 million ballpark given that he has just one year left on his contract.
The player, for his part, is willing to sign for the Italian giants given his relative lack of minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu. At 31 years of age, he understandably does not want to play a second-fiddle role.
Vasquez played part in 23 of Real Madrid’s 38 La Liga games last season, starting only on 12 occasions. Even in his few appearances, he averaged a mere 50 minutes per game.
The veteran completed the season with four goals and an assist to his name. Further, he averaged five defensive actions and a key pass in every game and feels hard done by his limited role.
Vazquez’s departure would place the club in a tricky situation as it would leave Real Madrid with only Dani Carvajal as a natural right-back option. Nacho Fernandez could, in theory, serve as the backup but a new signing for the position cannot be ruled out.