Manchester United make enquiries about signing three-time Champions League winner

Erik ten Hag
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Manchester United have joined the race for Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio, according to Spanish media outlet Sport.

The Red Devils have enquired about signing the Real Madrid attacker who has just one year left on his contract.

The 26 year old Spain international wants to leave Real Madrid this summer for a club where he will have an important role.

Asensio was in and out of the team last season, starting only 19 times in the league. He was involved in 14 goals in 42 appearances across all competitions.

AC Milan, Liverpool and Chelsea are also reportedly interested in signing Asensio this summer.

Due to Asensio having just one year left on his contract, Real Madrid reportedly want just €40million for the transfer of the Spain international.

Marco Asensio
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Asensio is said to want his next club to ‘meet his wage demands of between €7-8m per season post-tax’ and ‘guarantee’ that he will be a starter.

Asensio’s versatility will make him a useful addition to the Manchester United team.

Manchester United are desperate for a dynamic attacker to play across the front three, and Asensio can do just that.

Asensio can operate as a winger, attacking midfielder, and has even dropped deeper into a midfield three at times.

Asensio has played 235 times for the La Liga giants over the past six seasons.

Meanwhile, Zinedine Zidane has explained why he turned down the chance to take up the Manchester United job when managerial vacancies have opened up at Old Trafford.

Zidane told L’Equipe: “Never say never. Especially when you’re a coach nowadays.

“When I was a player, I could choose almost every club. As a coach, there aren’t 50 clubs I can go to. There are two or three possibilities.

“If I go back to a club, it’s to win. I say this in all modesty. That’s why I can’t go anywhere.

“For other reasons, too, I might not be able to go everywhere. Which ones? The language, for example. Certain conditions make things more difficult.

“When people say to me: ‘Do you want to go to Manchester?’ I understand English but I don’t fully master it.

“I know that there are coaches who go to clubs without speaking the language, but I work differently. To win, many elements come into play. It’s a global context. Me, I know what I need to win.”

1 Comment on "Manchester United make enquiries about signing three-time Champions League winner"

  1. Abdimalik | June 28, 2022 at 4:31 pm |

    What a good offer

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