Liverpool are strongly interested in signing Marco Asensio from Real Madrid as per reports and now the Spanish playmaker has spoken.
In May, AS reported that the reigning European Champions received two offers of worth 50 million euros and 150 million euros respectively from Liverpool for Asensio and both the moves were rejected.
More recently, the Reds reportedly made their third massive offer worth 180 million euros (Mundo Deportivo) and the Los Blancos are studying it.
After such a huge claim, the 22-year-old attacker has been quizzed about a move to Liverpool and he replied (Marca):
“It has come out, but I’m focused on the World Cup. When it’s over (World Cup), that kind of thing will be talked about, my head is in Russia.”
It is understandable that he wants to concentrate on the tournament at the moment. So far, the former Mallorca player has only managed to feature for 27 minutes in the opening two games of the World Cup for Spain. He was an unused sub in the last group game vs Morocco.
As far as his club campaign is concerned, last season, Asensio could not start regularly for Real Madrid because Zidane preferred the likes of Benzema, Ronaldo and Isco in his attack.
If Bale stays or if Real sign a top quality attacker like Neymar, then the situation might not even change for the youngster under new boss Lopetegui.
In your opinion, should Asensio move to Liverpool to play regular first team football? Should Real Madrid accept an offer worth 180 million euros for the Spaniard?