Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio reportedly has been offered to Premier League clubs namely Arsenal and Newcastle. In the last days of the transfer window, the Spain star has been linked both to Gunners and the Magpies.
Arsenal are looking to acquire a winger, and Wolves star Pedro Neto is at the top of their wish list. The Portuguese national player, on the other hand, may be too pricey this summer.
Meanwhile, Newcastle wants to keep bolstering its attack. On Friday, Eddie Howe broke the club transfer record by signing striker Alexander Isak from Real Sociedad for a reported £60 million.
Both teams, however, hope to get deals done before Thursday’s transfer deadline. Fabrizio Romano, a transfer expert, claims that English clubs are being offered Asensio.
After Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti indicated that Spain international Marco Asensio wants to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, Arsenal are reportedly “ready” to strengthen their interest in the player.
Since joining Madrid in 2015, Asensio has made 236 appearances, and during that time he has scored 49 goals and assisted 24times. Arsenal have loaned club record signing Nicolas Pepe to Ligue 1 club OGC Nice for the 2022/23 season, and they are looking to add a new attacker to compete with Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Emile Smith Rowe.
Asensio’s contract with Real Madrid will expire in the summer of 2019, giving the Gunners a great opportunity to acquire him at a bargain price.
Manchester United, who are also interested in the Spaniard, could pose competition for Arsenal in their pursuit of the player, but United’s desire of Ajax winger Antony indicates that Erik ten Hag is more focused on trying to break through for the Brazilian.
Arteta confirmed that the decision to allow Pepe depart on loan was in the best interests of all parties and that he has made no secret of his ambition to sign more players well before transfer window slams shut next Thursday. Asensio is said to be at the top of the list to replace the Ivorian forward.