Real Madrid have announced the extension of Marco Asensio’s contract until the end of the 2021/22 season.
Following a stellar season on loan at Espanyol in which he scored four goals and gave 10 assists, Asensio is set to compete for a place in Zinedine Zidane’s first-team.The talented midfielder, who has not even made his competitive debut with Los Blancos, will have a higher salary and buy-out clause on a six-year contract.
As of now, the 20-year-old is scheduled to make the trip to Canada and the United States with the senior players for a pre-season tour.The ex-Mallorca upstart was spotted chatting with club president Florentino Perez at the Valdebebas training complex on Saturday. The bulk of the squad was due back at the Spanish capital on Saturday in order to undergo physical tests and have the maiden training session of the 2016/17 season before departing to North America.
Asensio has shown his intention to be an important part in the team of the Real Madrid and in the coaching staff they rely on their potential to be a future value. In this pre-season, coach Zinedine Zidane wants to keep him in the team and although it can leave this summer as assigned, the French coach has wanted to ensure his return.
There are many clubs who want to make the services of Marco Asensio, who was assigned last season at Espanyol. The player and the club white lead time talking about this issue that has finished with the extension of his contract and his future, inside or outside Real Madrid, depends on Zidane.
The player has no dorsal at the moment in the first team, but will travel with the rest of the team to Canada to carry out the pre-season and get the confidence of the coach.