Manchester United have become the bookies favourite to sign Marco Asensio from Real Madrid with the January transfer window looming large over Europe.
Marco Asensio started this season in with a lot of promise and became an important part of Zinedine Zidane’s side.
However, with lack of starts and a flurry of unimpressive performances at the Bernabeu have unsettled the mercurial Spaniard. Asensio has been named on the starting sheet only for three times since mid-October.
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Recent reports unfold that Manchester United have become favourites to sign Marco Asensio with Chelsea also in the race to lure the Spaniard away from the Spanish capital.
Asensio’s lack of opportunities:
A BetStars spokesperson said: “Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio has been deprived of opportunities at the Bernabeu in recent games, which has put Europe’s elite clubs on high alert
“Manchester United are the favourites at 5/2 to pounce for the youngster, while Jose Mourinho’s former club Chelsea follow closely behind at 4/1 to bring the Spaniard to the Premier League.
“Free-spending PSG are priced at 13/2 to swipe the 21-year-old attacker from Los Blancos in January, while Bayern Munich can be backed at 10/1 to become the Spanish international’s next club.”
United keen on the forward:
United has been linked with quite a few Madrid players including Gareth Bale, Raphael Varane, Mateo Kovacic in the recent past but those links never transformed into anything substantial. So it needs to be seen how the Asensio situation pans out between the two clubs.
The deal does not look straightforward though with Chelsea also looking in to cash in on the opportunity Asensio’s restlessness at Madrid. Antonio Conte would be ready with a huge purse in January ready to welcome the youngster at Stamford Bridge.
What needs to be seen is that whether the London outfit manages to bring in Thomas Lemar thus ending their pursuit of Asensio.
With a lot of transfer battles been keenly contested between Real Madrid and Manchester United over the last few seasons, even this promises to be a thriller. Keep the fax machines ready, but will it work?