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Real Madrid make improved renewal offer to forward, but player wants assurance over role
In a boost to Real Madrid, recent speculations have claimed the club are making strides to renew the contract of Marco Asensio. The Spaniard is one of several first-team players whose contracts expire at the end of the season.
Asensio has been in talks with Real Madrid for quite some time, but they have failed to reach an agreement. A recent report from The Athletic claimed that Asensio may ultimately sign a new deal at the Bernabeu amid Premier League, and Serie A interest.
Journalist Sergio Santos has offered an update on the contract saga, adding that the forward has received a contract that offers him a higher salary than what he currently earns.
The duration of the contract will be set by the player. Real Madrid are on board with the idea of renewing the Spanish international for many years due to the experience he possesses, which is coupled with his performances this season.
Asensio has struggled with injuries in recent years but he has experienced a revival lately. Coach Carlo Ancelotti is believed to have played a key role in this resurgence, which has also led to speculations linking him with a move away from Santiago Bernabeu.
Even Asensio’s agent, Jorge Mendes, had advised him to leave Real Madrid after learning about the contract offer from the club. He was not happy with the salary offered by the club, nor the role offered in the first team.
However, the two parties have an understanding that Asensio will not leave Real Madrid because of the salary. Money is not an issue for the Spanish international.
What may dictate the terms of the deal and his fate at the Bernabeu is the role offered by the club. It appears the forward wants to play a key role in Real Madrid in the years to come and is not entirely happy with the secondary role in the team.
Therefore, it will be interesting to see how things transpire over the coming weeks, as Real Madrid look to keep hold of the services of one of their most experienced attackers.
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Real Madrid winger has two future destinations on table for next season
Real Madrid set out on a mission to change the minds of Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio and Nacho Fernandez earlier this week. After all, all three players were contemplating a departure from the club for a gross lack of minutes.
Los Blancos’ latest approach seems to have impacted Ceballos’ position in a positive fashion. However, Fabrizio Romano reveals that it has not changed Marco Asensio’s mind.
According to the Italian journalist, the Spaniard will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season as a free agent.
Of the numerous options on his table, he sees Aston Villa and PSG to be the best bets. In fact, Villa have already submitted their opening bid for the player as revealed by Fabrizio Romano once again.
After a dramatic final day of action in the Premier League, Aston Villa finished in the European spots and will participate in the UEFA Conference League next season. While a move to the English club would be a steep step down, it will see Asensio receive regular playing time.
Paris-Saint Germain, on that front, appears the more probable destination. The French club are close to losing both Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr ahead of the new season, and Asensio would thus fit in as a starting quality winger. Moreover, they offer Champions League football.
The Spaniard’s role at Real Madrid this season has not been minor by any means considering his contributions. In 30 La Liga appearances, the 27-year-old has scored nine goals and provided six assists in addition to creating nine big chances and averaging 1.4 key passes per game.
However, that does not satisfy the winger who wishes to be a starter week in and week out. His departure in June appears to be now written in stone, and the club should feel hard done to not make a penny of his move.
Many in Los Blancos’ administration see Brahim Diaz as a direct replacement for the Spanish international if he leaves. Needless to say, the AC Milan star’s future will closely depend on Asensio’s situation.