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- Updated: June 27, 2018
Marco Asensio is one of the bright youth talents at the Santiago Bernabeu who made it into the senior side and is forcing his way towards being a regular. The young Spaniard has put in performances that have shown he could turn out be one of the best things to emerge from Madrid and this has wooed suitors with Premier League side Liverpool now appearing on the frontline and are reportedly ready to offer €180 million to sign Asensio.
The report suggests that the Merseyside outfit have been following his development for years and are willing to make him their star man as well as one of the highest paid players at the club. This might be a welcome development for the player as he will be guaranteed regular playing time at Liverpool. However, this is a situation he hasn’t had at Madrid, although no concerns have been raised with regards his playing time at the club by both parties.
The player and the club are reportedly yet to discuss any proposals from Anfield as well as from other clubs who are interested in the player, and this is partly due to his participation in the Russia 2018 world cup campaign with Spain. The player also gave credence to this school of thought when he replied newsmen that this was not the time for discussions on his future when asked about where he would be playing in the 2018/19 season.
Asensio’s 23rd birthday comes up in January and it is believed that he and the club would have a sit-down to discuss future possibilities as the player will be looking to make a significant impact in his footballing career. The player is yet to be a mainstay in the Madrid team, and he’ll likely make a demand for that if he is to commit his future to the Los Blancos.
Marco Asensio was one of the players that developed rapidly under the Zinedine Zidane era, although he was not granted regular starts. The Frenchman gave the Spaniard the chance to stake a claim for a starting berth in no less than 53 matches last season, where he averaged 54 minutes per game, and played just 1 minute of action in the UEFA Champions League final against Liverpool.
It’s a no-brainer that Liverpool under Klopp appreciate quality youth talents and would give the lad the chance to carve a niche for himself at Anfield, and this could easily attract the player’s interest. The Los Blancos must keep an eye on the youngster and also adopt plans to ensure that he’s featured regularly at least to ensure that he remains committed to the cause of the Los Merengues, and this is one of the tasks of new manager Julen Lopetegui.