Real Madrid have been the subject of an unaccounted offer from the Premier League. for one of their most crucial wingers.
Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have had some notable transfers between the recent past between themselves, including those of Gareth Bale and Luka Modric. Jose Mourinho is now in the north Londoners’ dugout and is planning a massive raid on his former employers, according to claims by Diario GOL.
Mourinho wants to land Marco Asensio into the Premier League. Christian Eriksen’s departure has left a void in the Lilywhites’ squad and with the former Mallorca youngster capable of playing in the exact role, it is no secret that he is being targeted. As a matter of fact, he was also part of negotiations when Los Blancos were behind Eriksen, but to no avail.
For the last nine months before football restarted, Asensio was on the treatment table for a lengthy period given the ACL injury suffered by him. However, he did bounce back later on with three goals and an assist in nine La Liga appearances since June. Whether the player will head to England remains to be seen, but it looks more unlikely than not.
Zinedine Zidane may not guarantee Asensio a key role next season, but it’s certain that he will feature very often whether it is off the bench or in the starting eleven. He is a great goal-scorer and a player that the Merengues need with most onus falling on Karim Benzema’s shoulder. On the flipside, the other players in his position may change things.
Eden Hazard and Vinicius Junior are both natural left wingers and don’t find comfort playing on the other flank. The duo is better performing than Asensio on a good day, arguably, so it may hamper the 24-year-old’s chances. However, there’s a lot of vacancy down the right given that Gareth Bale is a deadwood and Rodrygo Goes still has to sharpen to play often.
Should the other players pull their socks up and Asensio not deliver, he may face a situation like Isco wherein he gets selected only a numerous times and is no more a player as expected. But chances of that happening are minimal considering that the winger is a hard-working player and is held in good stead among the sparse number of out-wide options.