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.
Real Madrid were offered Man City loanee in January, club decided against move – Romano
Joao Cancelo’s loan move to Bayern Munich from Manchester City in the final days of the January transfer window came as a huge shock.
The Portuguese international signed for the Bavarian giants on a loan deal until the end of the season with a non-mandatory purchase option worth €70 million.
But, according to Fabrizio Romano, before his move to Bayern Munich, Cancelo was also offered to Real Madrid, who decided against signing any player in the January transfer window.
The Manchester City loanee has been on Los Blancos’ radars in the past, but the club made it clear that they are uninterested in signing any new players during the winter window.
As things stand, Dani Carvajal and Lucas Vazquez are Carlo Ancelotti’s options at right-back, but there are concerns over their fitness and longevity.
But, as things stand, Real Madrid have no plans to sign a new right-back in the summer as they have full faith in both Carvajal and Vazquez.
Furthermore, Romano adds that the Merengues believe that they have a top right-back for the future in the form of Vinicius Tobias.
The teenage Brazilian joined the club in April last year from Shakhtar Donetsk on loan with a purchase option. He has been earning rave reviews for his performances for Real Madrid’s Castilla outfit under Raul Gonzalez.
So, there is a good chance that the Spanish and European champions will sign Tobias permanently.
All these factors seemingly compelled them against making a move for Cancelo when he was offered to the club last month. The Portuguese international has already made his debut for Bayern Munich and registered an assist on his debut.
Whether they decide to sign him permanently for €70 million in the summer remains to be seen. As for Real Madrid, though, there do not seem to be any imminent plans to reinforce the right-back position.