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Could Manchester United and Arsenal target Marco Asensio be set for a move this summer?

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Could Manchester United and Arsenal target Marco Asensio be set for a move this summer?

Marco Asensio is undoubtedly one of the best young players in Europe after a breakout season with Real Madrid. He even managed to score during the Champions League final and there is hope that he can go on to become one of the stars at the Bernabeu. However, until he becomes a regular in the first team, there will be admiring glances from other European teams. It, therefore, comes as little surprise to see Don Balon reporting that Manchester United, Arsenal and Juventus are all interested in the 21-year-old.

All three are capable of making incredible offers for the midfielder, but it isn’t expected that he will leave the La Liga champions this summer. That said, if he is not given enough opportunities in the Real Madrid first team, there is a chance that he could demand a move away. The talent of Asensio is well known across Europe and he will be a player that several clubs are keeping an eye on, with the view to a transfer at a later date.

What could Asensio bring to the Premier League?

The 21-year-old has a lot of potential and he has already started performing at a high level. During last season’s Champions League, he scored three times, while he showed flashes of his ability in La Liga too. The problem for the youngster is his limited playing time at Real Madrid. Currently the best side in Europe, it is a difficult task for any fringe player to break into the first team, even if they are as good as Asensio.

 

His maturity was evident last season, as he grabbed every opportunity that was presented to him. It can be difficult to impress as a young player in the Spanish capital, but Asensio possesses the star quality required. He always looks to be positive on the pitch and he has a near-flawless technique when he does have possession of the ball.

The youngster is clever with his movement, as he often finds pockets of space, but it is his dynamism on the ball that is most impressive. He is a willing runner and capable of beating opposition players at will. The 21-year-old is already an excellent player and he will only improve further in the future.

How likely is a transfer to the Premier League?

The source of the report is not very reliable and the story is speculative by nature. There aren’t any firm claims made and, for that reason, it seems unlikely that he will move to the Premier League this summer. That said, if he continues to play only a supporting role at the Bernabeu, there is no reason why a move to England couldn’t happen. Clubs have the finances to fund a deal and a more prominent role would appeal to the young midfielder.

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