REAL MADRID

Asensio: I'll give my all for Real

20-year-old starlet Marco Asensio struggled to hold back the tears during his official presentation by Real Madrid on Tuesday.

Asensio: I'll give my all for Real
JESUS ALVAREZ ORIHUELA DIARIO AS

Marco Asensio was officially presented by Real Madrid on Tuesday lunchtime, the 20-year-old declaring he'll give everything for Los Blancos in an emotional ceremony at the Santiago Bernabéu.

Starlet to stay after sterling summer

Signed by Real from Real Mallorca in 2014, the attacking midfielder was loaned straight back to Los Bermellones before spending last season at Espanyol - a campaign that culminated in a senior Spain debut in May.

And after impressing for Madrid in pre-season, with his displays featuring a stunning goal in the UEFA Super Cup win over Sevilla earlier in August, Asensio is to be part of Zinedine Zidane's first-team squad this term.

Asensio (right) poses with Real Madrid chief Florentino Pérez.

Tears for late mother

Speaking at his unveiling, Asensio - described by former La Roja boss Vicente del Bosque as Spain's biggest talent - could not contain his tears as he remembered his mother, who died of cancer when he was 15.

"I'm grateful to the club and to the president [Florentino Pérez] for their faith in me," he said. "I'll give my all for this shirt. I'd like to thank my father, my brother and my mother, who is supporting me from up above."

Asensio struggles to hold back the tears during his presentation.

Bernabéu bow against Reims

Asensio is set to make his first appearance at Real's home stadium in Tuesday night's Trofeo Bernabéu clash with Stade de Reims (22:30 CEST).