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.
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.