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Villarreal confirm they will not file complaint against Valverde, decision up to Baena



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After the incident last night between Federico Valverde and Alex Baena, Villarreal have issued an official statement (h/t MARCA) confirming that they will not be filing a complaint against the Real Madrid midfielder.

However, they also state that if Baena decides to proceed with a complaint, they will support the midfielder, who is supposedly very disturbed by what went down.

“Villarreal CF SUPPORTS and WILL SUPPORT Baena in this situation and will respect the decision he takes as an AFFECTED PARTY, whether he decides to denounce Valverde or not. The club will NOT denounce Real Madrid in this matter,” the statement read.

“Baena is affected both by the aggression and by what is said about the alleged motive for the aggression, which he claims (as he says in his statement) is FALSE. Baena was (and is) unaware of Valverde’s family situation and ‘would never mess with something like this’ with another footballer.”

The incident occurred after Real Madrid’s 2-3 defeat to Villarreal on Saturday night at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Valverde went after Baena after the match in the car park area and punched the midfielder in his face.

Soon after, reports emerged that the Uruguayan international had lost his cool owing to some incendiary comments made by the Villarreal star over his wife’s pregnancy complications.

Baena had allegedly made disgusting remarks towards Valverde’s wife’s condition back in January during the Copa del Rey meeting between both teams. And it is said that the Villarreal star once again said something about the same in last night’s game which upset Valverde.

There was no mention of the incident in the referee’s official match report as it occurred after the game and outside the pitch. So unless Villarreal or Baena file a complaint or the national police file a report themselves, there will unlikely be any sanctions against the Real Madrid star.

If the complaint is filed, the midfielder could face a sanction of at least four matches which could further increase based on the sanction proposal made by the Anti-Violence Commission.

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Official: Marco Asensio leaves Real Madrid on a free transfer



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Real Madrid have officially announced that winger Marco Asensio will be leaving the club as a free agent at the end of the season. The Spaniard was between a contract extension and departure for a very long time, and eventually decided it was best for him to leave.

Asensio joined Madrid eight years ago, as a 20-year-old, and was loaned out to Espanyol during his first season in the top flight, where he scored four goals and gave ten assists across 34 appearances.

He has since been a key member of Real Madrid’s team, often dropping in and out of starting lineups, though. During his time at the Santiago Bernabeu, Asensio has won three UEFA Champions Leagues, four FIFA Club World Cups, three La Ligas, and three European Super Cups.

“Real Madrid fans will never forget their path and their exemplary behaviors during all this time. Madrid is, and will always be, his home,” the farewell announcement said.

Now, rumours suggest that Asensio will heading to Paris to join PSG on a Bosman move.

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