Barcelona 'line up shock move for Real Madrid star Marco Asensio'
Barcelona ‘line up shock move for Real Madrid star Marco Asensio’ as Xavi’s side ‘plan to continue spending in a bid to return to Europe’s elite’ despite financial difficulties
- Barcelona are reportedly planning a move for Real Madrid star Marco Asensio
- The midfielder has less than a year left on his contract and is likely to move
- Barca are said to appreciate the Spain man’s skill level and tactical adaptability
- The 26-year-old has scored 50 goals in 239 games for the club since joining
Barcelona are lining up a sensational bid for Real Madrid star Marco Asensio, according to a report.
Xavi’s side are planning to continue their spending spree when the transfer window opens again in January, and the Spain international is reportedly on the 42-year-old’s shopping list.
Asensio has less than a year remaining on his contract at Madrid, and, according to Mundo Deportivo via The Sun, the 26-year-old could soon be heading to his club’s fierce rivals.
Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio could be on his way to Barcelona for free next summer
Barca manager Xavi is interested in signing Asensio as his side plan to continue to spending
Asensio was linked with a move away from the Bernabeu during the summer, but a move never materialised and he could leave for free next year.
He has regularly struggled for minutes under Carlo Ancelotti, and was recently seen expressing his frustrations on the bench when he wasn’t brought on during Madrid’s game against Mallorca last weekend.
Barca, meanwhile, added the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Jules Kounde to their ranks in the summer as they tried to improve on a disappointing few years riddled with financial difficulties.
Asensio has scored 50 goals in 239 games for Madrid since joining from Mallorca in 2014
The 26-year-old has found minutes limited under current Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti
They plan to continue spending in a bid to return to the top of European football, though troubles remain off the pitch.
It is suggested that the club are interested in Asensio because of his age, skill level and tactical adaptability. They reportedly see him as a mature player with plenty of room to still improve.
Asensio has scored 50 goals in 239 games for Madrid since joining in 2014, but it’s looking increasingly likely his future lies elsewhere, with interest also high from other European leagues.
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