After having a difficult time at Real Madrid, where his contract ends next summer, Marco Asensio is looking for regular first-team action and a move might be conceivable.
Liverpool have reportedly made attempts to acquire Marco Asensio from Real Madrid during the summer transfer window, but it is yet to be seen what the final results would be.
The 26-year-old international from Spain played for Madrid in the Champions League final victory against Liverpool last month, capping a remarkable campaign for Carlo Ancelotti’s team.
The triumph came less than a month after Los Blancos won the 35th La Liga championship by cantering to victory with four rounds of play left.
Despite their victories, Real Madrid have already started this summer’s clear-out in an effort to reduce the size of their team.
Gareth Bale’s nine-year tenure at the Santiago Bernabeu has come to an end when his contract with the Spanish and European champions expired.
After it was made known that Marcelo would be leaving the team this summer at the end of his contract, he expressed his final farewells to the organization.
Isco has also departed the team, while Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard are two additional strikers who might be let go.
Asensio’s Real Madrid situation is also complicated because he has a contract that expires in the Spanish capital the next year and is not a lock to start for Ancelotti’s team.
The Reds have already communicated their interest to Asensio’s representative, according to Diario AS, and Jurgen Klopp is interested in bringing him to Anfield.
The forward is reportedly not interested in joining the Reds, according to Diario Sport.
Asensio is thought to have a problem with not being a first-team regular at Real Madrid, and this would also be true at Anfield.
Where he would be vying for a starting spot with Mohamed Salah, Luis Diaz, Roberto Firmino, Diogo Jota, and Darwin Nunez.
According to reports, Milan, Italy is a more likely destination as a result. He acknowledged that he was dissatisfied with the club’s lack of continuity earlier this season.
Following that, he provided an update on his future this month, admitting that he desired to play more and stating that this was “a critical moment for an important decision” regarding his future.
After that, Asensio remarked, “I have three options and one year left on my contract; after the international break, we’ll talk.”
The three possibilities he mentions are: renewing his contract, remaining at Real Madrid through the summer of 2023 and then leaving for free at the end of the term, or seeking a fee-based release this summer.
Asensio joined Real Madrid in 2014, but he spent his first two seasons there on loan at Mallorca and Espanyol, so he wasn’t a part of the first team group during Ancelotti’s first tenure as manager.
He was a bit of a youthful prodigy at Madrid, scoring double digit goals in each of his first two seasons with the team from 2016 to 2018.
Then, he suffered an LCL knee ligament injury in the summer of 2019, which forced him out of play for a year after a decline in form the previous campaign.