Marco Asensio is coming through the ranks at Real Madrid and looks like he may be a crucial player for Real in the next few years. Earlier this season he signed a new long-term contract with Los Blancos until 2023 and says he has no intention of leaving.
The only reason rumours have started to surface are due to the fact that Asensio has struggled to hold down a regular starting place in the Real Madrid side. Even so, the player believes that manager Zinedine Zidane retains complete faith in his ability and thinks that he’ll be a big part of the club’s future.
The 21-year-old made a great start to the season grabbing quite a few goals early on, but since then things have started to tail off for the Spanish youngster. He has only started five matches in all competitions since and has struggled slightly. This can be expected from a young and inexperienced player so there is nothing to worry about there.
No Plans To Leave
Even though English Premier League side Manchester United have been linked with a move for Asensio in either January or the end of the season, the player himself has said that he has no plans to leave the Santiago Bernabeu at all.
He told Club del Deportista:
“It is difficult to manage a squad as good as our one. He knows that he can count on me.”He has a lot of confidence in me and he speaks to me a lot.
“I work hard every day to earn more minutes, but I am aware of where I am.”I am at the best club in the world and I am happy at Real Madrid, so leaving has never crossed my mind.”
Real are likely to strengthen their squad in January, with the arrival of Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa expected to be confirmed early next year. Further additions may follow, too.