Asensio contract talks are positive with Real Madrid: his renovation is likely
The club are happy with his efforts this season and the player is adapting well to his role as the 12th player in the squad.
Marco Asensio’s future is creeping closer and closer to renovation, a scenario that seemed far away this time last year, when the man from Mallorca decided to hire Jorge Mendes as a his agent. Mendes and the Real Madrid president, Florentino Pérez, have a very cold relationship after Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit to Juventus in 2018.
But Marco Asensio has spoken on the pitch with positive performances which have seen him go from quiet to crucial, confirming for both Ancelotti and the fans that he has a sporting future at the club.
Over the past few weeks there has been movement from both sides regarding his contract and everyone involved has agreed on the fact that Madrid’s offer will be put ahead of proposals from other clubs. The club know that, at 27-years-old, he is a player with game-changing talent that makes him well worth keeping in the ranks.
Asensio is focused on football
Allowing him to go to another European giant wold mean Madrid would give him the opportunity of winning in another shirt, which, considering the fee it would take to bring in a player of his level and commitment, is a simply ludicrous move. The keystone to the operation is not the money involved: it is the fact that Asensio is putting the sporting project above any fee or wage: his priority is playing for Real Madrid.
Asensio’s ambitions are based around football and nothing else; if he feels that he has a role in Ancelotti’s sporting project next year, he will sign a contract with a huge smile. In terms of the current setup, he has enjoyed the role he has had in the team over recent weeks, in which he has switched between substitute and starter, but in the knowledge that he is player number 12 in the team.
Marco’s amazing numbers for Madrid
Asensio has played 42 times this season, scoring 11 goals, one away from his best tally in a single season at Madrid. He also has 8 assists, which is a personal record. In total, the winger has played 277 games for Los Blancos and managed 60 goals (many of which have been outrageous strikes) and 28 assists. The numbers speak for themselves, the most crucial one being 2024, the year his new contract will end.