According to a report by Daily Telegraph, Manchester United will have the chance to sign Marco Asensio before the summer transfer window shuts down. The Spanish wide man has entered the final year of his contract, with Real Madrid demanding €30 million to part ways with him this year.
However, the Spanish international has entered the final year of his contract with Real Madrid. And the uncertainties surrounding his future have impacted his stature at the Santiago Bernabeu, as he has managed only seven minutes of game-time thus far this term. So Asensio might not be at Real Madrid for many more days, with intermediaries offering him to Manchester United.
Asensio has been on Manchester United’s radar for several months, but the opportunity to sign the Real Madrid wide man might have come at an inopportune time. That is because the Red Devils are hot on the heels of Antony, who wants to join them before the summer transfer window shuts down.
Manchester United and Antony have already agreed to personal terms, with the Premier League heavyweights recently submitting a bid worth €90 million to sign the Brazilian international. So Asensio might be a mere contingency option for Manchester United.
However, with the latest reports claiming that Ajax rejected Manchester United’s bid, we might soon see the Red Devils turn their attention to the Real Madrid wide man. Asensio will also be available for a fraction of the sum Manchester United offered for Antony, with Real Madrid demanding €30 million to part ways with him.