Liverpool in pole position to sign €60m-rated prolific La Liga attacker
Liverpool are reportedly ready to firm up their interest in Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio. The German manager is keen on signing the Spain international this transfer window and will give the green light for the Merseyside club to spend up to €75m on the attacker.
Jurgen sees the 23-year-old winger as a perfect addition to his side, However, Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane is keen on keeping hold of the playmaker and may only sanction a deal if Sadio Mane heads to the Madrid. Reds will rebuff any approaches for Senegalese star in the coming weeks and will only look to do a deal for Marco.
Asensio has made over 130 appearances for Real Madrid since joining from Mallorca back in 2015, and Spanish star may well end his four-year association with the La Liga giants for a move to Liverpool if the latest reports are to be believed.
The 23-year-old forward is a regular member of the Furia Roja squad and also helped them to reach the playoff in the 2018 World Cup, but after losing in a penalty shoot-out against Russia, they knocked out from the competition. Spanish attacker has contracted with the Los Blancos until 2023, and his release clause is around €70m.
He won many titles with Real Madrid like three Champions League, La Liga, Spanish Super Cup and three FIFA Club World Cup. Bayern Munich and Juventus are also keen to sign him this summer. Liverpool heavily linked with Ajax forward Hakim Ziyech, Fiorentina winger Federico Chiesa and Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz.