Spanish winger Marco Asensio finds himself in a precarious position at Real Madrid. The talented attacker’s contract is set to expire at the storied club in a few weeks, and his future remains uncertain.
Asensio has featured prominently for the La Liga giants over nearly seven seasons, appearing in close to 300 matches and helping the team win three Champions League titles and two league championships.
However, this campaign, the 27-year-old has struggled for consistent playing time and recently dropped down manager Carlo Ancelotti’s depth chart.
According to Marca, Aston Villa are hoping to take advantage of Asensio’s tricky situation at the Bernabeu.
The English Premier League side are reportedly interested in securing the Spain international’s signature once his Real Madrid deal ends.
Villa’s new director of football, Mateu Alemany, and manager, Unai Emery, are said to be keen on signing Asensio and view him as someone who could significantly improve their attacking options.
The club are rumoured to be willing to double Asensio’s current wages, offering him a lucrative €8 million per year contract.
While Asensio’s apparent “priority” is to remain in Madrid, the lure of more money and guaranteed playing time could entice him to make the move to Villa Park.
Los Blancos have not yet tabled an extension for Asensio, leaving the door open for Villa to swoop in.
The chance to spearhead an exciting new project in the Midlands under the guidance of Emery may prove too tempting for Asensio to pass up.
Aston Villa Keen to Lure Marco Asensio Away From Real Madrid
Villa hope to make Asensio one of their first signings in what is shaping up to be a busy summer.
The club aim to bring in at least four new players ahead of next season to help build on this year’s 14th place finish.
Capturing a player of Asensio’s pedigree would signal Villa’s lofty ambitions and desire to challenge higher up the table.
While Arsenal have also been linked to Asensio, Villa appear well-placed to win the race for the exciting winger’s sought-after signature.