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 forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report
With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.
One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.
According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.
Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.
The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.
Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.
Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.