It is rumored that Manchester United are looking to sign young Real Madrid star Marco Asensio who is anxious to receive more playing opportunities.
Marco Asensio started last season in spectacular fashion. Appreciation was showered upon the 21-year-old. Some pundits went so far as to call him the natural successor to Cristiano Ronaldo. It is no secret that Real Madrid has not enjoyed its best season. Manager Zinedine Zidane opted for the help of more experienced players in many of their games. Therefore, Asensio often found himself left on the bench.
Manchester United are now interested in persuading the winger to move to Old Trafford. Rumors abound that Jose Mourinho has expressed his admiration for the player and would like to sign him. United are trailing rivals Manchester City in the Premier League and the team’s attacking strength has been put under question. Asensio, could use the new opportunity and provide some much-needed assistance to United in this department.
According to publication Don Balon, the English club has already made a bid for the young winger. Real Madrid are currently considering the offer. It was rumored, earlier this year, that Jose Mourinho had also expressed an interest in signing another Real star, Gareth Bale. The Spanish side looks much less likely to want to sell the more experienced Welshman.
Asensio scored six goals for Real Madrid last season.The winger appeared in 31 games for the current La Liga winners. It’s unclear whether Florentino Perez will want to hang on to the talented winger. Clearly, Asensio has shown to have amazing potential. At the same time, Real Madrid has a history of easily dispensing of some of its more talented young players (case and point Alvaro Morata).
In the meantime, Manchester United are on their way to a warmer climate for training. Jose Mourinho has made the decision to take the squad over to Dubai. The manager says that the warm weather will be beneficial to the recuperation of United players. The team has had a very business schedule, during the Christmas period, playing five games over a 14 day period.