Arsenal have opened talks with the agent of Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio, according to reports in the English media.
The Spaniard, who has been capped 28 times by his country, has a year left on his contract and there is an expectation that the player will reject an extension from Real as it doesn’t meet his demands.
With a move away from the Bernabeu a possibility, the Gunners could well be one of Asensio’s potential destinations and supporters on Twitter have been discussing the prospect of the London club signing the 26-year-old:
Could be a great signing
— Ferz R (@frz0013_r) June 13, 2022
Asensio is a better upgrade to Pepe and a strong competition for Saka
— Joshua (@Joshua55855388) June 13, 2022
5 years ago: 👍🏽
— Mirasi (@mirasi123) June 13, 2022
Best signing better than raphinia and cheap
— Samiyabi (@Samiyabi21) June 13, 2022
But I’d still choose Raphina over him
— Timothy Byereeta (@timothybyereeta) June 13, 2022
The yearly asensio links as per usual
— ESR🤴 (@Jonno_AFC) June 13, 2022
I’ve wanted him ever since I watched him at the U23 Euros a couple years back even though I can’t stand Madrid
— AFC AJT (@AFCAJT) June 13, 2022
I think it’s a good move
— vlad_tepest (@eliot_DAKING) June 13, 2022
I’m sorry but this lad is bang average
— Plug MENtality (@ManObiri) June 13, 2022
Would be a good signing
— I~A (@ibbyazmi) June 13, 2022
It is believed that Asensio would demand assurances in terms of his game time, after not being a regular starter for Real last season.
The lack of Champions League football could also prove an obstacle when it comes to securing the transfer, as the player is likely to have other options, with the likes of AC Milan, Tottenham and Manchester United having been mentioned as potential suitors too.