Speaking to Bernabeu Digital, journalist Sergio Valentin has said that Real Madrid will not make a contract offer for Marco Asensio and if the Spaniard continues at the club beyond the summer, he will be allowed to leave on a free transfer next year when his deal expires.
Asensio, 26, has become an unwanted commodity within the Real Madrid ranks. The three-time UEFA Champions League winner has fallen way down the pecking order and there is simply no way up.
As of today, Real Madrid are willing to listen to offers for the 26-year-old and while there are suitors in the market, no one has come up with an official proposal.
For now, manager Carlo Ancelotti is acting as an intermediary between the player and the team management, which is pushing him to leave in the coming days. The manager has already communicated that the defending La Liga champions won’t sign an alternative if Asensio departs.
This has made Asensio an affordable player for those looking to acquire a quick signing in the last few days of the market. Despite that, however, striking a deal with Real Madrid over a price would still be a major factor.
In any way, the 26-year-old will be a shrewd piece of business for any team. After all, he bagged 12 goals last season, finishing as the third-highest scorer for the team.
It is understood that Premier League sides Arsenal and Manchester United are considering making move, with the former tipped to be leading the charge.
As reported before, Asensio’s representatives are already on standby in London in order to speed things up. Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano also confirmed the claims that his agent has already offered him to several Premier League sides.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, the journalist said, “Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that Asensio could leave and there are options for Asensio to be looking around. Let’s see what happens but from what I’m told, his agent is offering Asensio to Premier League clubs.”
So, there remains a good chance that Asensio leaves Real Madrid this summer. But if he does not, the club will not be tabling a fresh contract offer for him and will let him leave for nothing in 2023.
Real Madrid want to bring radical changes in Spanish refereeing system – report
Jose Felix Diaz has reported via MARCA that Real Madrid want a major change in the Spanish refereeing system.
The reporter writes that the team from the Spanish capital has taken the issue as their top priority mostly because of what happened in the recent derby defeat against Atletico Madrid.
Los Blancos are determined to relentlessly steer a significant overhaul of the refereeing structure, and they have no intention of resting in their pursuit.
Their discontent comes not only from recent events, particularly the contentious derby match but also from a deep-seated frustration with the state of refereeing itself.
Real Madrid not hiding their discontent
The journalist mentions that Real Madrid are unapologetic about their continuous criticism of the refereeing community, firmly believing that a transformation is of utmost importance.
Even prior to the emergence of the Negreira case, the Merengues had been vocal about their dissatisfaction with those responsible for overseeing the refereeing unit.
For what it is worth, the revelation of the former vice president of the CTA’s financial ties to Barcelona only solidified Real Madrid’s resolve to advocate for a complete overhaul in referee management.
Real Madrid are suspicious
Real Madrid firmly assert that any influence from Negreira’s historical decisions in certain key positions raises suspicions about the fairness of the competition.
For that, the management will do everything in its power to achieve a certain level of transparency within the organization that it believes is currently overshadowed by historical baggage.
As of today, Real Madrid continue to voice their concerns through their official channels.
Right now their ultimate goal is to eliminate the involvement of Clos Gomez in VAR decisions, marking the beginning of a long-standing battle they are fighting.