Chelsea will soon launch a move to try sign Real Madrid star Marco Asensio, according to reports.
Asensio, who’s out of contract at the Bernabeu this summer, is about to be made available as a free agent.
TEAMtalk explains there is still a chance the 27-year-old player is offered a new contract by Madrid, but in the meantime, teams are queuing up to get him on a free transfer.
It is understood that the Premier League trio of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City are interested in the Spain international. In fact, they are all expected to send over contract proposals.
The report explains there is a chance Asensio may not want to leave Spain, with rival La Liga teams likely to move for him.
However, the English contingent are making their plans to try tempt the left-footed forward to the Premier League.
Asensio may not be a key starter in Carlo Ancelotti’s Madrid XI this season, but he’s still showing what a talented player he is.
The right-winger has scored seven goals and made five assists in 33 games this campaign, including a couple of strikes in the Champions League.
He’s a highly decorated star who’s won three Champions Leagues and three La Liga titles in his career.
The creative playmaker contributes really well at Madrid as someone who comes in and out of the line-up, but we think he would start for most other teams in the world.
Is Asensio a fantastic player? Yes, of course.
We doubt he’s the right kind of profile that Chelsea need ahead of next season, though.
It sounds very tempting to get the Spanish playmaker on a free transfer, but you’ll still end up paying wages for someone currently on a £118,000-a-week salary.
Graham Potter’s squad is stacked with attackers that can play in wide or No.10 positions. It’s in the centre-forward role where they lack the most quality.
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