Jorge Mendes is expected to make an offer to Manchester United for Marco Asensio, who is facing an unclear future at Real Madrid.
According to El Chiringuito, Manchester United will soon have the opportunity to sign Marco Asensio during the summer transfer window. Jorge Mendes wants to move the Spanish forward to the Premier League, as his future at Real Madrid is questionable.
Marco Asensio has recovered well from the setback of his long-term knee injury, with the Spaniard enjoying one of his best productive seasons to date. While he was not a regular starter for Los Blancos, the 26-year-old did well to finish the season as one of Real Madrid’s top scorers.
In 42 appearances across all competitions, the Spanish international scored 12 goals and assisted on two others. However, Asensio’s future at Real Madrid is uncertain because his current contract will expire next year, and progress on a contract extension is slow. A situation like this has piqued the interest of various European power brokers, with Asensio’s agent Jorge Mendes now eager to sign him to Manchester United.
Manchester United will most likely sign a wide attacker during the summer transfer window, given Mason Greenwood is still suspended owing to an off-field infraction. Furthermore, Anthony Martial, who has fallen down the pecking order at Manchester United, could leave in the summer transfer window.
Marcus Rashford’s future at Manchester United is also questionable considering recent occurrences, although the Englishman should remain at Old Trafford. Nonetheless, the Red Devils will have room for one more wide attacker, preferably one who can play on the right-wing.
Asensio has thus emerged as a feasible target for Manchester United, with the Real Madrid forward expected to be on the table of the Premier League heavyweights soon. Jorge Mendes appears determined to have Asensio leave Real Madrid this summer, and the Premier League might be his next stop, with Arsenal and Newcastle United also showing interest.
According to recent sources, the Spanish giants are planning to present an upgraded contract offer to Asensio. But the latest development will certainly leave Real Madrid sweating, with Asensio poised to be on offer for Manchester United. It will be intriguing to see if the Red Devils take up Real Madrid’s option to sign him.