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Real Madrid offer three-year deal with improved wages to winger, agent wants more



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In a major development as reported by journalist Pacojo on SER Deportivos, Real Madrid have offered a new three-year contract to forward Marco Asensio with improved wages. However, his agent, Jorge Mendes, is demanding more from the club.

Asensio’s future has become a much-discussed-about topic over the past few months due to his situation at the Santiago Bernabeu. The 26-year-old has entered the final year of his contract with Real Madrid and talks over a new deal had completely stalled.

The reason behind that was Asensio’s wage demands, which Los Blancos were unwilling to meet. What followed was the winger joined forces with super-agent Mendes and tried to secure an exit in the summer, but could not find a club that met his wishes.

Having been forced to stay put at Real Madrid, Asensio found game-time hard to come by in the initial parts of the season and looked primed to leave at the end of the campaign when his contract expired.

However, it seems like there has been a U-turn in his situation. The winger has made a good impression coming off the bench in recent matches. He found the back of the net in the win against Elche last midweek and played a key hand against Sevilla on Saturday as well.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti insisted that talks over a contract could be held in the future. And it seems like Real Madrid have seemingly made their first move, by offering him a three-year extension with a salary that will be higher than his current wages.

The report further indicates that Asensio is tempted to continue at Real Madrid, having had a change of heart as he understands that life away from the Bernabeu could be difficult. However, Jorge Mendes is said to be demanding more from the club.

Asensio, so far this term, has made 11 appearances across all competitions, all from the bench. He has scored two goals and set up one more.

It is also claimed that Los Merengues seek an answer from the former RCD Mallorca winger before the FIFA World Cup commences next month. And it will be interesting to see how this situation develops in the coming weeks.

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Inter Milan star claims he is the best playmaker in the world, ahead of Real Madrid superstar



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Hakan Calhanoglu raised many eyebrows in the summer of 2021 when he left AC Milan to join arch-rivals Inter Milan on a free transfer.

It was a move that surprised many, but more than two and a half years later, Calhanoglu’s acquisition has turned out to be a masterstroke from Inter Milan’s end.

During his time at Inter, the former HSV starlet has featured in 125 competitive matches, racking up 23 goals and 24 assists. He has eclipsed his AC Milan numbers, which is quite a feat to achieve.

Calhanoglu hails himself as the best playmaker

Hakan Calhanoglu’s performances have been particularly impressive in the ongoing campaign. The midfielder has been involved in 14 goals this term, including 11 goals.

In light of his performances, Calhanoglu has raised eyebrows by hailing himself as the best playmaker in the world, in a recent interview.

“I’m the best playmaker right now,” Calhanoglu said, shortly after Inter Milan’s narrow 1-0 victory over Atletico Madrid.

Calhanoglu ranks Toni Kroos as the ‘next best’ after him and Rodri

Calhanoglu claims Kroos is below him and Rodri. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

The Turkish international went on to name a few more players who he thinks are the best playmakers after him.

Calhanoglu notably mentioned Real Madrid superstar Toni Kroos, stating (h/t DAZN), “After me Rodri, then Toni Kroos, Kimmich and Enzo Fernández.”

The Turk’s decision to add Kroos to his list is highly surprising as the German maestro has been quite important to the Real Madrid team this season.

Even at the of 34, Kroos has remained an integral part of the Real Madrid midfield. His experience and leadership have been crucial in guiding an otherwise young midfield unit.

Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for another veteran Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric.

The Croat is reportedly unhappy with his current role in the first team and is likely to leave Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season.

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