Marco Asensio, the talented Spanish winger of Real Madrid, is poised to sign a new long-term contract with the La Liga giants, according to a report from The Athletic.
Sources close to the negotiations have revealed that a renewal agreement is imminent despite interest from Premier League and Serie A clubs.
The 27-year-old Asensio’s current deal expires at the end of this season, sparking speculation that the player and club were locking horns over his salary demands.
However, Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly pushed club executives to table an attractive offer to keep the player at the Santiago Bernabeu. An inside source disclosed that Asensio’s new contract could run until 2027 or 2028.
“We will come to an agreement,” the source said. “With Real Madrid, if the player is relatively young, the length of renewals are usually like that.”
While Asensio’s wages are still being negotiated, the attacking midfielder is determined to commit his long-term future to the 14-time European champions. Unnamed Premier League and Serie A sides are circling for his signature, but Asensio has no desire to leave Real Madrid.
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The Spaniard has been with Real Madrid since 2014 after rising to prominence with RCD Mallorca. Although he has blown hot and cold during his time in Madrid, Ancelotti sees him as an integral part of the team going forward. Asensio has made over 200 appearances for Real Madrid, scoring 36 goals and providing numerous assists.
Barring any last-minute hitches, Marco Asensio is poised to sign on the dotted line for Real Madrid, ending speculation of a move away from the Spanish capital.
The news will delight Real Madrid supporters who see him as one of their own. At 27, Asensio’s best years are still ahead of him, and Los Blancos will be hoping he can rediscover his best form as he enters his peak.