Manchester United Heading Race For £105m Real Madrid Attacker

According to the latest reports, Manchester United are comfortably in the lead for Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio.

The 23-year-old’s growth has stunted in recent times which has drawn constant rumours of a Bernabeu exit. Spanish news outlet, Don Balon claims the Red Devils or any other interested party will be charged £105m for Asensio should they make any inquiries in the future.

Asensio has scored on 4 occasions this season and forwarded 5 assists in 27 games across all competitions. He has started 11 out of the 17 La Liga fixtures he was included in, missing out on all the games in January due to a muscle injury.

The attacking-midfielder made significant progress in his Madrid career under Zinedine Zidane but has seemingly fallen off the hype wagon under Santiago Solari. The Los Blancos as a whole have failed to meet expectations this season, dropping 8 points behind Barcelona in the La Liga title race.

Florentino Perez has been eyeing up a swoop of Premier League’s dynamic playmakers, Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen. This is expected to be a highly costly affair and Madrid might be forced into offloading one of their valuable pieces, i.e., Asensio.

United are not too pleased with how much Alexis Sanchez has regressed since his transfer from Arsenal. He again failed to impress during the weekend showdown at the King Power Stadium, calling into the question the actual point of benching Anthony Martial to hand the Chilean a consecutive start.

With Juan Mata also rumoured to be heading for the Old Trafford exit door, United will require a second creative outlet beyond Paul Pogba to keep their offence ticking in the long run. Asensio is a versatile presence whose potential is still thought to be sky high.

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