Asensio’s choice: To push for a transfer or hold out for a year without a renewal

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Marco Asensio has been given the chance to decide his future. The Spanish international already knows that of the three options he talked about when he was with the national team (stay as he is, renew or be transferred), only two remain.

Real Madrid currently have no intention of offering him a contract renewal, with his current deal set to expire on June 30, 2023.

Therefore, he will either see out his contract or look for a way out this summer in search of playing time that could bring him closer to making the Spanish World Cup squad.

Last week, Real Madrid met with Jorge Mendes, Marco Asensio‘s agent. After the meeting, the player became aware that, at this time, Real Madrid have no intention of offering him a contract renewal.

They prefer to wait and let the player decide on his future. Nor MARCA had reported, neither Asensio no Dani Ceballos have received an offer.

Whatever decision the player makes will be respected in the Valdebebas offices and if he decides to continue playing for Los Blancos, he will be another player under Carlo Ancelotti‘s orders. Nothing will change.

As he showed last season, the Italian had no problem counting on the three players who were coming to the end of their contracts. Gareth Bale started the campaign as a starter, Marcelo appeared in the decisive stage, while Get out was used sparingly, but also due to different physical problems.

Deep reflection

Asensio is in the middle of his holidays and, even if he doesn’t want it to be, his future is very much on his mind during these days, naturally.

Back in Spain, the time has come to decide between the two options ahead of him. His heart is set on staying on and fighting to turn the situation around, just like that Lucas Vazquez did in the past, but his head leads him to think about how difficult the situation is.

Asensio has always wanted to stay there Real Madrid, but he is not blind to the reality of the situation. He was waiting for a proposal and for it to raise his status and recognize his importance. So far it hasn’t arrived and it doesn’t look like it’s going to.

Jorge Mendes has already been informed of the interest of several teams. AC Milan are showing more persistence, but their economic situation does not suggest an offer that can meet Real Madrid‘s demands.

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What is clear from the Italian champions is that they are moving to find a way to be able to meet the conditions for the deal.

The Real Madrid leaders are clear that in the case of Asensio and any of the players who could be transferred, they are not going to give anyone away.

There is talk of 30 million euros, that amount Milanese are aware of. Some Premier League teams are also keeping an eye on what could happen.

Luis Enrique, satisfied

Asensio has the ability to score goals, something that is, of course, highly valued and not something that every player boasts.

His name is on the table of many of the sporting directors around European football. He managed to convince Ancelotti last season that he was capable of being a starter. He turned things around, but ended up being dropped due to the emergence of Rodrygo Goes and Fede Valverdeand the side’s need to strengthen in midfield.

Asensio‘s relationship with Ancelotti has been cordial, professional and respectful, born out of the coach’s honesty with the player.

What’s more, if the player stays on at the club he will be no problem for the coach, as reflected by the fact that he finished the season as the team’s third top scorer after Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior.

Luis Enrique calling him up for the Nations League games came as a boost to Asensio‘s self-esteem. His spirit, football and identification with the project shown during those matches have helped the coach realize that he can still count on him as an international.

The World Cup is close and if he has minutes and continues to deliver, it is not out of the question that he will go to Qatar this winter.

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