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Super-agent advises Real Madrid winger to skip pre-season if he is not offered new deal
The situation of Marco Asensio at Real Madrid is extremely complicated, to say the least. The club have not placed any solid offer on the table to renew the forward’s contract, but at the same time have not completely discarded him from next season’s plans.
It has been rumoured that Los Blancos will extend his contract if he is willing to accept the same wages as he earns at present. This is, however, impossible from the player’s side as he fees he deserves a raise on his new deal.
According to reports from Diario AS, Asensio’s agent Jorge Mendes does not see two ways about the situation. In his head, the player should not attend pre-season with Carlo Ancelotti’s side if he does not receive a good renewal offer from the club.
At the moment, several Premier League giants, including Liverpool and Manchester United are said to be interested in signing Asensio. With his future at Real Madrid looking mote bleak with every passing day, the English clubs will look to swiftly swoop in.
Ahead of the two English giants, though, AC Milan are seriously interested in signing Asensio on a permanent transfer.
There is only one year left on the Spaniard’s deal with Madrid. If the club decide against renewing the winger, they will be under pressure to sell him and avoid losing him on a free transfer next June.
Asensio found the back of the net ten times in 31 league appearances last season. However, he lost his footing and eventually his place in the team to Rodrygo Goes late in the season. Needless to say, he is not a guaranteed starter heading into the 2022-23 period.
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Nacho set to stay at Real Madrid, will be new club captain – report
Real Madrid have finally received some good news as MARCA confirms that Nacho has finally made his decision about his future, and is set to continue at the club for the foreseeable future.
His contract expires in the summer, and Real Madrid had tabled an extension for the player, which was not accepted by the Spaniard at the time. Now, however, he has decided to reject offers from Juventus, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and AC Milan.
Nacho will sign a one year extension, with the option to extend for another year if both parties reach an agreement.
His continuity also means that he will be the new club captain for the 2023/24 season, since Karim Benzema is leaving the club on a free transfer in the summer. Luka Modric will be second captain, followed by Daniel Carvajal and Toni Kroos.
Carlo Ancelotti has also spoken to the player, confirming that they trust him for next season in the team, which has gone a long way in helping convince the player.
The Italian gaffer also spoke about the Spanish defender’s contract situation after the game against Athletic Club yesterday, saying:
“Asensio, Nacho and Ceballos? We have explained them their roles. The club have offered them renewals. Asensio has preferred to leave, Ceballos and Nacho are still thinking about it.”
While a centre-back by trade, Nacho has played across the defence for Madrid continuously, including putting shifts at left-back, right-back, and even centre-back.
His departure would have probably pushed Madrid to sign another defender, especially since they are considering selling Ferland Mendy if a good offer arrives.
Regardless of that, though, Madrid are moving to sign Alphonso Davies, and have already made initial contacts with the player. Bayern Munich have not rejected their advances.
Further, the los blancos management have already met with Davies’ entourage twice, cementing their interest in the Canadian ace.