Real Madrid star Marco Asensio has allegedly been offered to Manchester United by Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes. Asensio’s time at Real Madrid appears to be coming to an end this summer, and he might join Mendes’ client Ronaldo at Old Trafford.
Asensio’s contract expires in a year, and Real Madrid may seek to cash in on the player who has spent the last eight years at the Bernabeu after signing from Real Mallorca in 2014. According to the Spanish TV show El Chiringuito, Mendes, who represents Asensio and Ronaldo, has made an offer to Manchester United for the 26-year-old.
After confirming the departures of Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, and Juan Mata earlier this week, United may try to add additional alternatives in midfield this summer, with Nemanja Matic poised to follow the trio out the door at Old Trafford. Despite not appearing in the 1-0 Champions League final triumph against Liverpool, Asensio has been a long-term objective for the Red Devils, and was a viable alternative for Carlo Ancelotti this season. He did, however, make 31 league appearances for the Spanish superpower, scoring 10 goals in the process as they won their 35th La Liga title.
Asensio has stated that last season may have been his last at Real Madrid since he may have left in quest of consistent playing time. “I still have a year left on my contract, and yet we’re talking about me leaving Real Madrid,” Asensio said to AS. “I will not deny that this is a pivotal time for me.
“I’m more mature now, and it’s not only on the field; this is a pivotal period for me, and I’ll have to make critical decisions. My family and I understand that I must continue to develop and progress. I want to accomplish significant goals in football, and they assist me in doing so.
“Given how this season went and everything I’ve experienced throughout my career, it’s true that I want more, that I’m hungry for more, and that I would retire if it weren’t for this, but I still have a lot more to do.
I want to be the greatest player I can be, which is why I continue to train. Even though I probably didn’t play many minutes this season, I believe it paid off. I want to be a bigger part of the team and contribute more. I’m aware of our coach’s viewpoint. He informed me that he is pleased with my season and that he has faith in me.
“Because of the Champions League final and the celebrations, I didn’t have much time to contemplate and analyze many things, but once these next two weeks with the national team are through, we’ll speak about everything. This is something my agency is looking into.
“We’ll have to consider about it after the forthcoming games against Spain. I want to keep improving and accomplishing more goals.”