Liverpool make an offer to Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio
AC Milan are also interested in the 26-year-old’s signature as Asensio’s future is likely going to lie away from the Bernabeu. Anfield and San Siro are the options the Spaniard could choose from.
Asensio to Liverpool a gamble
Asensio was once touted as one of the futures of the sport as the 26-year-old established himself at the Bernabeu. Los Blancos initially signed the Spaniard in 2014, but he spent the next two years out on loan.
The Spaniard made his debut for theLa Liga giants in 2016 and managed to establish himself in a side that contained Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale. He played 38 games in his debut season, scoring 10 goals.
The Spanish national continued in the same vein for the next few years until a cruciate ligament rupture in 2019 derailed his career.
Asensio missed most of the 2019/20 season but returned to the team the next season. Although he has since been in and around the squad, fans who’ve seen him play regularly complain about his inconsistency since his injury.
If the left-footed winger were to sign for Liverpool, he would have to compete with Mohamed Salah for a place in the team. Considering the importance of the Egyptian at Anfield, it would be difficult for the Spaniard to get a lot of playing time on the right.
Down the middle, new signing Darwin Nunez and Roberto Firmino will likely battle it out for a place in the team. Diogo Jota will also be looking to play down the middle or compete with Luis Diaz for the left-wing spot. This would leave Asensio struggling for minutes if he were to come to Merseyside.
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With Salah’s contract running down next season, the Spaniard could be seen as an understudy to the Egyptian if the 30-year-old decided to leave on a free.
While Jurgen Klopp has the ability to bring out the best in players, trusting Asensio to be able to step up and take charge of the Reds’ attack would be a gamble.