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Real Madrid will not offer a salary hike to Spanish winger despite renewal – report
After months of speculation, the transfer window finally opened last week. The first few days has already seen Real Madrid sign two world-class players in Aurelien Tchouameni and Antonio Rudiger. The developments continue to come hard and fast.
Marco Asensio is one of those players whose future is uncertain. While his renewal is still a realistic possibility, there is a more than equal chance of him departing the Spanish capital in June.
According to reports from Anton Meana (h/t Madrid Xtra), Los Blancos have offered him a new contract that will see him at the Santiago Bernabeu for the foreseeable future. However, it is said that the economics of the new contract are the same as the existing one.
Real Madrid are not willing to award the youngster any pay raise at the moment. However, Asensio believes that he deserves more and wants more importance in the team dynamics next season.
The 26-year-old’s contract with Real Madrid runs until June 2023. With just over a year left on his deal, either a renewal or a transfer is seen as a priority by Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
If Asensio decides to leave the club, he will fancy a shot at the Premier League. Arsenal and Manchester United have displayed their interest in the winger and could look to land him in the coming weeks.
However, if the player accepts Real Madrid’s proposal, he will have to fight it out with Rodrygo and earn his place in the starting XI once again.
In 31 league appearances for the men in white last season, Asensio scored ten goals. However, it is his inconsistency that has raised the eyebrows of several fans across the world.
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Real Madrid defender on the radars of Juventus, could leave for €6-8 million
Real Madrid are looking towards a heavy splurge in the coming summer transfer window. After all, they do not even have another option given the sheer number of player departures already finalized.
Los Blancos have lost the services of Karim Benzema, Marco Asensio, Mariano Diaz, and Eden Hazard over the past week. While three of the four players predominantly featured on the bench, their presence in the squad gave Carlo Ancelotti’s side much-needed depth and a cushion of sorts.
The forward unit is, thus, the most prioritized department ahead of the transfer window. However, pieces are beginning to fall apart on other fronts and could potentially put the club in a difficult situation.
According to reports from Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus are eyeing Lucas Vazquez and hope to sign him in the coming month. Contacts between the two parties have begun and the transfer fee discussed appears to be around the €6 million to €8 million ballpark given that he has just one year left on his contract.
The player, for his part, is willing to sign for the Italian giants given his relative lack of minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu. At 31 years of age, he understandably does not want to play a second-fiddle role.
Vasquez played part in 23 of Real Madrid’s 38 La Liga games last season, starting only on 12 occasions. Even in his few appearances, he averaged a mere 50 minutes per game.
The veteran completed the season with four goals and an assist to his name. Further, he averaged five defensive actions and a key pass in every game and feels hard done by his limited role.
Vazquez’s departure would place the club in a tricky situation as it would leave Real Madrid with only Dani Carvajal as a natural right-back option. Nacho Fernandez could, in theory, serve as the backup but a new signing for the position cannot be ruled out.