'The coming days': Romano says 'extraordinary' Newcastle target is now set for talks over his future very soon
Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio came off the bench against Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final first leg 4-3 defeat last night and is also reportedly a transfer target for clubs including Arsenal, Tottenham and Newcastle as he is out of contract in 2023.
That means there is a chance that Asensio will be sold this summer before he can leave for absolutely nothing, if a resolution cannot be found over his future.
But journalist Fabrizio Romano says that the wideman is set for talks over his contract in the coming days, while Madrid battle for a spot in the Champions League final.
Asensio has been called ‘extraordinary’ by Real boss Carlo Ancelotti, who had already said that the winger is negotiating a new deal.
Do Arsenal or Tottenham desperately need Asensio?
Arsenal and Tottenham do already have impressive wingers who can cut in from the right onto their left foot to scorea and create.
Bukayo Saka has put the club on his back at times this season and there is certainly no point signing anyone to battle with him on high wages.
Dejan Kulusevski has been impressive at Tottenham too, and the club have an option to buy him at the end of the season, which you would expect Antonio Conte to take up.
Asensio would be a marquee Newcastle signing
Newcastle are of course still looking for statement signings and as good as Ryan Fraser has been, Asensio would be on another level.
There is still a feeling that Newcastle could do with a foil for Allan Saint-Maximin, taking some of the pressure off him to create even when he is on top of his game.
Of course, Newcastle need to make sure that their new faces are fit and committed to the cause, and not just coming to the north east for the payday.
Also, Eddie Howe prioritised players who had Premier League experience in January, and that approach could prevail again when the summer window opens.
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