Marco Asensio Willemsen will renew his contract with Real Madrid until 2023. His salary will be higher -he will get €3.5M per year- and his release clause will be raised up to €350M. His previous contract expired in the 30th of June 2022 but the club wanted to reward the player with a new contract and a raise in his salary.
Marco Asensio is a star and the club knows. What the player has achieved in the first season with the club is amazing and they want to treat him with respect and affection. For this reason, his salary will be raised up to €3.5M per year, the same amount of money got by Lucas Vázquez, Mateo Kovacic or Daniel Carvajal, although the right-back will also extend his contract in the next days.
Real Madrid paid €3.9M to Mallorca in the summer of 2015, in a great deal, being quicker than FC Barcelona, who also wanted the winger. However, Asensio and his family have always said that his dream was to play at Real Madrid. The dream is accomplished now and for many more years.
He’s shocked everybody in his first season. He started the year scoring a very important goal in the European Supercup against Sevilla and he was able to score in the first game of La Liga against Real Sociedad. When the stars came back, he had to stay on the bench, but he shone in the games he was able to play. For example, he scored a great goal against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey.
Then, his best moments arrived at the end of the season, especially in the Champions League. Asensio was a key player in the quarter-finals against Bayern Múnich, giving an assist to Cristiano Ronaldo at the Allianz Arena. He also scored the last goal in the second leg at Bernabéu. The Spaniard also found the net in the Champions League final against Juventus.
Apart from the goals scored, the cheeky way of playing make us believe he can be the next star of La Liga. At the moment, he’s playing with the Spanish national team U-21 the European Championship and in July he will start his second season at Real Madrid. Hopefully, his progression continues and he keeps growing up with the club.