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Real Madrid to focus on exits now, but ‘anything can happen in August’



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The world of economics runs on two fundamental principles: buying and selling. It is the balance between credit and debit that establishes order in any accounting institution, and the world of football is no different.

The transfer window sees clubs across the globe try to strike this very balance. While every team wants to bring in new names to reinforce the squad, the need for concurrent departures is the harsh reality.

Real Madrid, too, find themselves in the same situation after making two signings early in the window. According to reports from Mario Cortegana, Los Blancos‘ management are currently more focussed on sales and not new signings.

Yet, this does not mean that Real Madrid will not make any more signings this summer. It is well known that August is the longest and most eventful month in football, and a lot could happen.

While Aurelien Tchouameni and Antonio Rudiger are the talks of the town in the arrival section, Real Madrid have managed to oversee the departures of Borja Mayoral, Takefusa Kubo, Miguel Gutierrez, and Victor Chust.

Notably, most departures have taken place from the Castilla squad. This is said to be a backup plan to bring in revenue despite the scanty sales in the first team.

Juanmi Latasa is expected to be the next player to leave the club. He too is linked with a move to Getafe, and talks will likely conclude in the coming days.

It remains to be seen if Los Blancos work out an exit route for the likes of Dani Ceballos, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Jesus Vallejo who are seen as surplus by the manager.

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Arsenal boss requests €25 million-rated Real Madrid attacker



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Marco Asensio is among the players who are facing an uncertain future at Real Madrid as we approach the second half of the campaign.

The attacker’s current deal at Santiago Bernabeu expires at the end of the season. And despite showing glimpses of his potential during the course of this campaign, his continuity in the Spanish capital is far from guaranteed.

According to Fichajes, Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has urged the club to push for an operation to sign Asensio at the end of the season.

The Spanish tactician has identified Asensio as an ideal candidate to reinforce his ranks in the attacking unit. The Real Madrid star, after all, brings in a wealth of experience, having featured in over 260 competitive matches for Los Blancos.

The forward’s tally of 53 goals and 29 assists is not bad by any means either. And given his versatility in the final third of the pitch, he could be a useful addition for Arsenal in the coming season.

But the Real Madrid camp will not too keen on offloading their star player. The club have been impressed by the attacker’s performance, which could potentially lead to a renewal offer later this year.

However, it must be noted that Real Madrid are yet to table any official offer for the attacker. In fact, it is Arsenal who have started laying the groundwork and are expected to meet the player’s agent, Jorge Mendes, in London to discuss a potential move to Emirates Stadium.

It appears Liverpool are in the mix as well, though Arsenal remain the favourite due to the presence of Mikel Arteta. Barcelona, too, had showcased interest in signing Asensio in the summer, so it will be interesting to see what the future holds for the Spaniard in the coming months.

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