Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Marco Asensio. Could the Real Madrid midfielder be tempted by a move to Old Trafford?
The Spanish starlet has been in great form for Los Blancos this term, notching seven goals in eighteen appearances in all competitions. It’s easily his best campaign yet, with only three more goals needed to surpass his efforts from last season. With this in mind, it should be no surprise that clubs around Europe are interested in making his signature.
Asensio’s form is being recognised at international level too. He already has seven senior caps for Spain and came on as a substitute in their 5-0 victory over Costa Rica at the weekend, replacing a club teammate after Isco suffered an injury. With the latter now withdrawn from the Spain squad, Asensio is set to feature against Russia this evening.
Man Utd Set To Break Transfer Record For Asensio
If Manchester United are to prize Marco Asensio away from the Bernabeu, then it will come at a cost. However, the Red Devils are one of the few clubs with the financial firepower to force a deal like this through. According to Don Balon, the Premier League club is set to smash it’s own transfer record with a deal that would eclipse their capture of Paul Pogba last summer.
A transfer fee in the region of €200 million has been mooted, which equates to around £177 million. Asensio is not among Real Madrid’s top earners and could have his head turned by a bumper 5-year deal with weekly wages in excess of £450,000. The newspaper also reports that Man Utd manager Jose Mourinho has also made contact with the 21-year-old about a potential switch in the summer transfer window.
Whether or not the former Real Madrid boss gets his way remains to be seen and we can only hope that the latest transfer rumours don’t prove to be a distraction for Asensio.