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Five teams perfectly suited to Marco Asensio 

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Asensio is fast making a name for himself

This is a good time for youngsters. Every now and then, there pops up a young gem that takes the footballing world by storm. Right now, there are a good three to four players in that category – with Marco Asensio being one of them.

Asensio was bought by Real Madrid in December 2014 when the youngster was playing for Mallorca. He stayed at the club till the end of that season and then joined Real Madrid for the pre-season after which he joined Espanyol on loan for a year.

After a wonderful season at the Catalan club, he returned to Madrid and was retained by Zinedine Zidane, who furthered his improvement with his astute guidance. Right now, as Asensio is set for world domination, we look at which other teams he could have been a perfect fit for...

#5 Arsenal

The obvious choice. Asensio and Arsenal are almost made for each other. The fact that Arsenal are vehemently pursuing Thomas Lemar is evidence that they need a playmaker on the wings – and there are only a few better than Asensio in that regard.

The 21-year-old may not have the flashy dribbling skills of Ousmane Dembele or Kylian Mbappe, but in terms of efficiency and decision-making, he is above them. It is for these reasons why the former Mallorca man would suit Arsenal.

Also, the fact that Santi Cazorla will probably not be the same player he was before his injury means Arsenal need a player in the same mould. Over the years, Asensio has shown that he is capable of playing anywhere from midfield to the wings – making him the heir apparent to Cazorla.

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