Newcastle get chance to seal deal for £80M star after stunning agent decision
Long-term Newcastle United target Marco Asensio had reportedly sacked his agent as he seeks to force a way out of Real Madrid this summer
Asensio has won three La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies during his time in Madrid but the winger started just 21 games across both competitions last season.
The Spanish international has a respectable record of ten goals and one assist to his credit this season – despite his limited game time under boss Carlo Ancelotti – and there has been more doubts about his future at the club
Madrid do appreciate just how talented the lad is, and he has been impressive at times, but he has not lived upto the expectations of the club and with Madrid looking to freshen up the side, he is a player that they will reportedly be willing to let go.
But with no transfer move away from the club agreed yet – he is said to have ditched his representatives to get a transfer over the line before deadline day.
He is into the final year of his Bernabeu contract and looks increasingly unlikely to pen an extension after allegedly rejecting a previous offer.
As reported by El Larguero, the playmaker – who used to be looked after by Horacio Gaggioli – made the decision in order to “find a way out” of Madrid.
It is thought that AC Milan have been in contact with Jorge Mendes – who could be dealing with Asensio’s potential switch – but Arsenal are also keeping a very close eye on proceedings
Look, there will surely be no doubt that more money will get spent in the transfer window
The Toon have always admired Asensio and if there is a chance to finally swoop in and offer him some sort of deal.
He has huge potential and under the right manager – he could flourish into a world class midfielder – and for the money that is being talked about – it could be a real bargain transfer for the club