Report: Newcastle have now asked about signing Marco Asensio
Newcastle United are amongst the sides to have asked about signing Marco Asensio, with Cadena SER reporting that there is a belief that the Real Madrid star could end up in the Premier League this summer.
Asensio could well be on the move from the Bernabeu at the end of the season. His contract with Los Blancos expires at the end of the next campaign. And it seems that he has made a move to try and boost the chances of a lucrative transfer.
Recent reports claimed that Jorge Mendes is now taking care of his situation. And in fact, it was suggested that the Portuguese was working to try and secure a move to Tottenham for the 26-year-old.
But it would appear that Newcastle have attempted to steal a march on their rivals. Cadena SER reports that the Magpies are one of three teams to have asked about signing Asensio. Juventus and AC Milan are the others.
Asensio is apparently open to extending his stay with Madrid. But he will be sold this summer if an agreement is not reached. And it is believed that he could move to the Premier League.
Newcastle signing Marco Asensio could be a fantastic statement this summer
Asensio is someone with 230 appearances for Real Madrid under his belt. And he only turned 26 in January. So he has time to get even better in the years to come.
His contract situation also perhaps open the door for a real coup. So it could be a fantastic piece of business if Newcastle can bring the ‘world-class‘ forward to St James’ Park.
It will not be easy. Eddie Howe’s men are making progress, but they are not there yet. So competing with Juve, Milan, and potentially Arsenal and Spurs will be a real challenge.