Real Madrid must decide on the future of Marco Asensio in the next few days. The club are delighted with the work from the young player during preseason. However, a possible sanction from FIFA will force Los Blancos to decide on a solution as soon as possible.
Both President Florentino Pére and head coach Zinedine Zidane have great confidence in the future prospects of Marco Asensio who has dazzled in preseason friendlies.
If Asensio continues to deliver the quality shown in America, Real Madrid will have no hesitation in priming the player for an important midfield role next season. This is also the view of Zinedine Zidane who has praised him this summer. “I love Asensio, but as in other cases, a lot can happen from here to August 31”.
Real Madrid face sanctions from Fifa for the irregularities when signing minors and the club has attempted to recall young loan players, such as Asensio, Vallejo, Sergio Diaz, Llorente and Martin Odegaard. The club are not allowed to sign players in the next two windows, in January and summer of 2017, and loanees may be required to secure the future of the club.
Under normal circumstances, Real Madrid have until Aug. 31 to effect the return of these players, but if that sanction occurred ahead of schedule, they would not be able to make use of the players until they have completed two seasons. In this case, they could return but not be registered for the first team or Real Madrid Castilla.
The future of Marco Asensio also depends on the possible sale of other players playing in the same position. Players under the spotlight are James Rodriguez and Isco, but right now Real Madrid are looking to discard them nor have they received a good offer that would make them rethink the situation. Zinedine Zidane has spoken to both and announced his intention to give them one last chance this season to establish a place in the team.