Marco Asensio has become the new star and idol for Real Madrid fans in only 12 months. The 21-years-old winger has conquered the heart of the supporters with his superb performances and no one doubts about his skills and his potential to win the Golden Ball eventually. He’s now, together with Kylian Mbappé, the best youngster in Europe.
In the first game at home of the season, Santiago Bernabéu crowd sang his name and put Asensio at the same level of Cristiano Ronaldo. Despite his age, he’s become one of the most important players of the team and he has earned a spot in the line-up, even before Karim Benzema or Gareth Bale. The BBC is over now, with Isco or Asensio shining more than the other stars.
With his goal against FC Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Supercup, Asensio was able to find the net in all his debuts in the competitions with Real Madrid: La Liga, Champions League, Copa del Rey, Spanish Supercup and European Supercup.
He had the personality to come in at Allianz Arena in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and changed the game, helping Los Blancos to win in one of the most difficult grounds in Europe. Besides, Asensio enjoyed some minutes in the final against Juventus and he also scored a memorable goal. A new star was born at Santiago Bernabéu.
With the captains Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos suspended, Marco Asensio acted as a leader in the tough game against Valencia. Apart from scoring the goals, he lead the attacking line, even kicking the free kicks when Los Blancos were losing 1-2.
His team mates and his coach have admitted publicly the importance of the player and Asensio has started the season showing that he should be included in the line-up in the important games. Now, he’s been called by the Spanish national team to face Italy in a crucial match for the qualification for the Russian World Cup.
Florentino Pérez knows he has a jewel in the club. His release clause has been raised up to €500M to avoid any undesirable surprises and his salary was also increased up to €4,5M per year, four times more than his salary at his arrival to the club. The perks of being a Galáctico.