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Manchester United target Marco Asensio eager to stay at Real Madrid

“I want to renew and be in Madrid for a long time, but it’s not something that depends only on me."

by Seth Dooley


Marco Asensio has announced his desire to stay at Real Madrid past this season.

Asensio, 26, was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United last summer by Spanish media.

Reports suggested that the right winger’s name arose in discussion between United and Madrid during the negotiations for Casemiro.

United ultimately acquiesced into spending heavily to acquire Erik ten Hag’s number one forward target Antony.

Asensio, however, did not renew his contract following the saga and currently has six months remaining at the Spanish capital.

He remains an alluring target for United as the club aims to bolster Ten Hag’s depleted attacking options.

Although used sparingly by Carlo Ancelotti in a squad-player capacity, Asensio’s primary objective is to extend his contract at the Bernabéu.

Speaking to the media following Madrid’s victory against Villareal in the Copa del Rey yesterday, Asensio elaborated on his contract situation and confirmed his desire:

“Things are being discussed, let’s see where it goes.

“I’m focussed on mine and the next game. Hopefully everything will come to fruition.

“I want to renew and be in Madrid for a long time, but it’s not something that depends only on me.

“For me, the most important thing is the sport and being happy.

“My renewal does not depend on me, you would have to ask someone else…”
 




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