With Marco Asensio’s contract with Real Madrid expiring at the end of the season, the Spaniard has been linked with an exit in the summer. And, Barcelona have surprisingly emerged as a possible option for the 27-year-old winger.
Indeed, according to Albert Masnou of SPORT, Barcelona have discussed the possibility of signing Asensio on a free transfer in the summer with the Real Madrid star’s agent, Jorge Mendes.
It is no secret that Barça president Joan Laporta enjoys a very good relationship with Mendes. The Portuguese super agent is already in talks with the club over the contract renewal of Alejandro Balde, while the topic of Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves has already been discussed.
During those discussions, the name of Asensio has also seemingly popped up as the Blaugrana consider that the 27-year-old could be a good market opportunity if he decides not to sign a new contract with Real Madrid.
The Spanish international has been in talks with the La Liga champions about a renewal. However, an agreement is yet to be reached as the winger’s demands are deemed to be excessive by club president Florentino Perez.
At this point, the report adds that Asensio is yet to make a firm decision on his future. So, he could remain at Real Madrid or move to the Premier League or even sign for Barcelona.
It is further stated that the Catalan giants, who are currently at the top of the La Liga table, could have signed Asensio in 2014, a year before his move to Real Madrid. However, the club refused to pay the €4 million fee demanded by his former club RCD Mallorca.
At 27, Asensio has his best years in front of him and the possibility of him arriving for free does make the winger an appealing target for clubs. But it remains to be seen if he does cross the divide and move to Barcelona from Real Madrid come summer.