Marco Asensio would turn down any offers from Arsenal to leave Madrid, according to reports.
In recent days, fuelled by Asensio’s good performances in the Supercopa de España, Arsenal have been linked with a £72m move for the young Spanish International. However, the Daily Star are reporting that the player wouldn’t be interested in a move to North London.
The initial reports of Arsenal interest were based on rumours of a £72m release clause in Asensio’s contract. On current form this would seem like a small price to pay, as he scored two wonderful goals in two games against Barcelona, as well as scoring a hat-trick in his first match in the 2017 European u21 Championships earlier in the summer.
Still just 21 years old, Marco is one of the most highly rated youngsters in European football at the moment. He scored 10 goals in 38 appearances for Madrid last season, as well as providing four assists.
Primarily playing as a winger, and making all of his three appearances this season on the left, Asensio doesn’t play a position where Arsenal are short on options. But with Alexis’ contract running down, this could change in the next year, and Arsenal don’t often pass up the chance to sign young talent.
It seems that the winger isn’t interested in a move, however. This isn’t particularly surprising, he’s already won almost everything he can win in Spain in one year, and as mentioned above he isn’t short on appearances. So realistically there’s not much Arsenal could offer him that Madrid couldn’t match.