Tottenham Hotspur are now being offered the chance to sign Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio – a player heavily linked with Arsenal.
That’s according to a report from the Sunday Mirror (10/04, p73), which claim that Tottenham and AC Milan are being targeted as Asensio’s next club.
Real want to sell Asensio for around £30m this summer and have told their representatives to find offers.
Tottenham and Arsenal are the first clubs to be offered Asensio according to this report, with his contract ending in 2023.
Asensio, 26, has scored eight goals in 26 league games this season but only 15 of those games have started.
Add to that that Asensio has only played 160 minutes in Real’s Champions League campaign and it seems clear he has no future at Real.
It’s hard to see Tottenham biting into this offer.
Yes, Asensio has great quality. He was labeled ‘world class’ by Vicente del Bosque and has now racked up over 200 appearances for Real.
However, Asensio would like to play on the right flank by cutting on his left foot, just like Dejan Kulusevski.
Kulusevski has been the absolute perfect addition to Tottenham’s attack, mingling beautifully with both Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Bringing in Asensio would mean either of them or Kulsuevski would be out of the game, and that just doesn’t seem like a smart use of funds.
We could still see Asensio heading to North London as Arsenal are reportedly interested in the Spain international.
Tuttomercatoweb claims Arsenal have already put a ‘rich proposition’ on the table for Asensio in hopes of a deal.
Arsenal reportedly offered £34m to sign Asensio last summer, so rumors of their interest appear to hold some truth.
We would certainly suggest that Arsenal are a more likely destination than Tottenham for Asensio, with AC Milan also a strong contender.
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