Once hailed as one of the most promising talents in Europe is now on his way out. Real Madrid right-winger Marco Asensio has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabéu. Player’s agent Jorge Mendes has offered Man Utd a chance to sign the 26-year-old Spanish right-winger.
The Spaniard is approaching the final year of his contract and is one of the big names from the first team to face an uncertain future at the Santiago Bernabeu.
According to El Chiringuito TV, Marco Asensio is open to signing a contract with Man Utd. Player’s agent Jorge Mendes has made this announcement ahead of this summer’s transfer window. Asensio, since joining Real Madrid in 2015, has been closely monitored by Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and AC Milan.
Asensio and Real Madrid
Florentino Perez offered a 1-year contract extension to Asensio last summer which somehow has paid off. With 12 goals and two assists in 42 appearances for Los Blancos in 2021-22, the winger is not regarded as a guaranteed starter under Carlo Ancelotti.
In the campaign of 19/20, Asensio was a key player in which the merengues conquered the LaLiga title. This season, too, Asensio scored 10 goals, including some matchwinners. He played the role of a super-sub for the merengues.
If we take a look at reality, Real wouldn’t have won the Champions League if Asensio started for them. The Spaniard without a doubt is a great shooter and can score goals, but his recent stats speak something else.
This season with zero assists, Asensio falls in the category of an average playmaker. This is partly because of his injuries which snapped his athleticism. His defensive work has also taken a hit with no. of successful dribbles at the lowest.
Asensio can be accompanied by Hazard and Jovic who can leave this summer. Since the transfer of Jovic and Hazard, they haven’t contributed enough and received a declining game time with every season.
With the world cup just a few months away now, these players can head for the exit in search of regular game time.
The scenario at Man Utd
Ten Hag has his eyes set on a major squad overhaul to bring the first-team squad back to life. Big names will be departing from almost every department of the red devils leaving them with shallow squad depth.
The club has officially made an announcement regarding the departure of Pogba, Lingard, Mata, Matic, and Grant. If rumours are true next in line could be Cavani, Martial, Bailly, Tuanzebe, Henderson, and more.
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