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Real Madrid winger subject of an internal debate at Barcelona over summer move – report

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The evident debate regarding the reinforcement of the current roster has gathered steam within the Barcelona management so much so that a certain Marco Asensio is now being considered despite the fact that fortifying the wide areas is not a priority.

According to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, the Real Madrid winger is still been looked upon as one alluring candidate mostly because his current contract expires at the end of the season and the team from the capital city are undecided on offering an extension.

For that very reason, Asensio’s name has been linked with Barcelona, and it must be remembered that even the player, himself, has not ruled out the possibility of making a switch to his team’s title rivals.

At Barça, there is an internal debate going on regarding Asensio’s availability and in that regard, the team from Catalonia is looking into every possible outcome. 

To begin with, signing a player from a direct title rival on a free transfer would pose some kind of dominance. Secondly, at just 26 years of age, he is someone who can make a difference immediately and in the future. And the only fee Barcelona would have to pay for his acquisition would be the signing bonus.

On the other hand, the management is giving deep thought to whether or not his signing is a necessity, mostly because there are other areas that need reinforcing. First up, signing a right-back is the utmost priority.

Then comes the urge to sign a pivot mostly because Sergio Busquets is most likely to leave at the end of the season. Lastly, an understudy of Robert Lewandowski is something that will be a necessity next season. 

So in all fairness, acquiring a winger is at the bottom of Barcelona’s agenda at the moment. But in any way, there are some factors that work in Barcelona’s favour when it comes to signing Asensio, as he contributes a lot.

He is a player who is not afraid of taking chances, meaning that his conversation rate from medium to long range is pretty decent. This is something that Barcelona are missing this season.

Furthermore, the player is represented by Jorge Mendes and the Portuguese agent shares a close working relationship with Joan Laporta. 

Now, there are still chances that he might continue at Madrid, given that the team is pondering the option of a new three-year deal. But if not, he would seemingly be welcomed at Barcelona.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace

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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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