Real Madrid may be willing to accept a recoupment of approximately €25-30 million for Marco Asensio. He is drawing interest from Arsenal and Serie A heavyweights AC Milan
Italian publication Calciomercato has reported that Arsenal and AC Milan have calculated how much they would have to spend to get the services of Marco Asensio during the summer transfer window. For a fee of up to €30 million, Real Madrid might consider selling the Spaniard’s talents to another club.
This season, Marco Asensio has been unable to establish himself as a regular starter for Real Madrid. Asensio has reached the end of his path in his professional career with Real Madrid. With 10 goals and one assist in 35 appearances across all competitions, the 26-year-old ranks third on the depth chart of wide attackers, behind Vincius Jr. and Rodrygo Goes.
Adding to the worry for Real Madrid, Asensio’s contract will expire in a little over a year. Thus, placing Los Blancos in an even more precarious situation. As negotiations over a contract extension have stalled, several potential suitors have surfaced in the hunt for the Spanish attacker. Arsenal and AC Milan are both showing interest in acquiring him.
Arsenal is showing an increased level of interest due to the growing uncertainty surrounding the future of Nicolas Pepe. A disappointing season for the Ivory Coast international has seen him relegated to the bottom of the pecking order. Pepe is certain to depart Arsenal in the summer. So, Asensio has emerged as a realistic option for the Gunners to pursue.
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AC Milan, on the other hand, will likely see Asensio as a step up from Alexis Saelemaekers and Junior Messias. They have both made a lot of promises but provided nothing in return. The Serie A heavyweights are also said to have made Asensio a contract offer that is on par with the salary he presently receives from Real Madrid.
The Spaniard, on the other hand, wants to earn €7 million a year when he signs his new contract, rather than the €5 million that is being offered. Meanwhile, Real Madrid might consider selling Asensio during the summer transfer window if a potential buyer submits a proposal of roughly €25-30 million. Thus, giving Arsenal and AC Milan an advantage in their pursuit of the player.
Recently published sources state that Asensio is open to joining AC Milan. This suggests that Arsenal may have a difficult challenge in their pursuit of the 26-year-old winger soon. For the time being, the most recent development offers Arsenal and Milan hope of luring Asensio away from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.