Reports: Real Madrid star interested in joining Manchester United
What’s the story?
Jose Mourinho has brought Manchester United back to the Top 4 and that has got the fans happy. Apart from all that, it has also resulted in players wanting a move to Old Trafford once again.
Now, according to reports in the Daily Star, Marco Asensio is keen on joining United next summer. The Spaniard is reportedly not happy with the match time he's getting at Real Madrid and is looking for a move away.
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This is not the first time United have made an approach to sign him. The same report claims that the Red Devils made a move for him in the summer as well but were rebuffed by the player himself.
Apart from United, the report claims that Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain also made a move for Asensio, but were rejected.
The heart of the matter
Asensio reportedly wants to play more regularly and feels that he's not going to get it at Bernabeu any time soon. Daily Star claims that he's eyeing a move to Manchester United as he believes he'll be a regular in the starting XI at Old Trafford.
Mourinho is keen on signing a central attacking midfielder who can also play on the wings. He's not happy with Juan Mata and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and has been linked with Arsenal's Mesut Ozil.
Real Madrid will be reluctant to sell him as they see him as an invaluable member of the squad. He's just signed a new contract and would cost United a LOT more than what they are probably willing to pay.
It makes no sense for Asensio to move from the best squad in the world right now. He's surely going to be their main player in the coming years and he's a gem that Zidane would not want to let go of at any cost.
Madrid will even go to the extent of selling Gareth Bale if they have to keep hold of just one of the two. United will be better off if they do not waste time in trying to sign him.