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Real Madrid not considering re-signing former winger to replace Asensio

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Last night came with a huge development about the future of Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio. After months of speculations, the 27-year-old winger has decided to move on from the club this summer when his contract expires on June 30.

It is claimed that Asensio was happy with the offer that Real Madrid presented, but had concerns about his game-time and role in the team. As such, he has decided to leave, with a move to PSG now appearing on the horizon.

With Asensio’s impending exit set to leave a hole in the squad, Real Madrid will need to bring in a replacement in the summer.

And, according to AS, while the Merengues are looking for solutions, they have ruled out the possibility of re-signing former winger Takefusa Kubo from Real Sociedad as a replacement for Asensio.

Kubo spent several years on the books at Real Madrid but never made a single first-team appearance. After several stints away on loan, the Japanese international signed for Sociedad permanently last summer in a deal worth €6 million.

As part of the transfer, Real Madrid retain 50% of the player’s rights and also have first refusal on him.

As such, there have been talks about the Merengues re-signing him in the near future especially after he has impressed heavily in his debut season with La Real. In 42 games this term, Kubo has scored and assisted nine goals apiece.

But, Real Sociedad have inserted a €60 million release clause in his contract. And even though Madrid own 50% of his rights, they would still need to shell out €30 million to bring him back to the Bernabeu, which they are unwilling to do.

Hence, re-signing Kubo to replace the exit-bound Asensio has been ruled out at the Spanish capital club at the moment.

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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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