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Real Madrid knock back PSG attempts to sign Asensio, player wants to renew



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According to a report from Sergio Santos, Paris Saint-Germain had targeted a January move for Real Madrid star Marco Asensio. The Spaniard was identified as the ideal man to reinforce the ranks in the club’s attacking unit during the second half of the campaign.

However, the report adds that Real Madrid knocked back the attempts from PSG. They did not want to negotiate with the French giants over a move for Asensio, whose current contract at Santiago Bernabeu expires at the end of the season.

Real Madrid’s priority is to renew the contract of Asensio. They are figuring out ways to convince the Spaniard to prolong his stay at the club, especially after a series of impressive performances over the past few months.

Formerly of RCD Mallorca, Asensio was barely considered a key player before the start of the season as the player had struggled a lot due to injuries and lack of form.

But lately, the versatile winger has impressed onlookers with his performances from the bench. He has made a series of solid cameos and was even selected for the Spain team that travelled to Qatar for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Asensio’s performances have raised many eyebrows, with even Barcelona being linked with a move for the Spanish international. PSG, too, had probed about the possibility of signing the player on a free transfer next summer.

But it appears Real Madrid are determined to keep hold of the 27-year-old. Asensio, for his part, is open to continuing at Santiago Bernabeu, but he wants regular game-time and to become an important player for the club.

The Spaniard is not looking for a lucrative contract, but prominence in the first-team. But with Real Madrid already building a solid base in the attack with Vinicius, Karim Benzema and Rodrygo, it will be interesting to see whether or not they can promise him regular game-time and convince him to prolong his career at the club.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success



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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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