Marco Asensio is the rising star in Real Madrid. Everybody is talking about him this summer and he has convinced both the coach and the supporters to secure a place in the first squad. Zinedine Zidane was very clear after the European Supercup: “Asensio will stay in the club”.
His first official game with Real Madrid was on Tuesday in the Supercup. He scored a brilliant goal from outside the box to open the result. Asensio played all the 120th minutes and he showed why he has Zidane’s trust and can become one of the best young players of Real Madrid. Actually, James Rodríguez stayed in the bench in the first title of the year while Asensio played all the minutes.
Marco Asensio Willemsem (21st July 1996) was born in Mallorca, Spain. His mother is Dutch, so he can speak fluently Spanish, Dutch, English and Catalan. He started early to play with his home town football team, Mallorca and made his debut in the season 2013-14, jumping from the second team in only one season.
After only two season in Mallorca, Asensio signed in 2015 for Real Madrid for a €3.5M transfer fee. In two seasons at Mallorca he played 56 games in La Liga Second Division scoring 7 goals.
The following year, Real Madrid decided to give on loan Asensio to Espanyol, where he played the last season in his debut in La Liga. He played 34 games, 33 in the initial line up, so he was a fix player for his managers. In this time, he scored 4 goals, all in Cornellà-El Prat.
His good season at Espanyol gave him the opportunity to come back to Real Madrid. Zidane brought him along with the team to the United States tour where he convinced the manager and the board. In his first appearance in an official game for Real Madrid he showed his skills with an amazing goal. Hopefully, the first goals of many at Los Blancos.