Real Madrid set to sign a replacement for Marco Asensio
After a turbulent few weeks in the Spanish capital, Real Madrid are prepared for Marco Asensio’s departure.
The offensive midfielder planned to leave the club this summer in order to play more minutes, but he ultimately decided to stay at Valdebebas because no offers were acceptable to him.
Asensio’s obvious annoyance at being left on the bench two weeks later at the Santiago Bernabeu was on display, but he quickly redeemed himself by scoring a goal against RB Leipzig just a few days later, which helped mend fences and ties.
Since then, he has not completely ruled out a move to Barcelona, his main rival. Asensio’s current contract will expire the following summer, and when he becomes free to negotiate in January, he will undoubtedly have a plethora of potential suitors to choose from.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, appears to have little cause for concern. They are assuming he will leave, and they intend to pursue the possibility of recalling Brahim Diaz from his loan at Milan. Despite never being given a regular starting spot with the Rossoneri, he has proven his worth at San Siro on numerous occasions.
Los Blancos believe he is the best possible candidate to succeed Asensio, who is leaving the club. According to Mundo Deportivo, Real Madrid has a repurchase clause in place for Brahim that sets the price at €30 million if they decide to keep him, but Milan can still buy him for €22 million.
If Asensio continues to put in strong performances, Real Madrid may extend him a new contract in the near future. [Citation required] Even if that is still a possibility, the fact that Carlo Ancelotti has already lined up a replacement puts Asensio in a difficult position to negotiate a contract extension if he wants to stay at the club.