Arsenal in the battle to sign No.11 technically gifted attacker

Arsenal and Man United know how much they will need to shell out to secure the services of Marco Asensio in the summer transfer window. Real Madrid will demand between €30m and €35m for the 26-year-old winger.

Spain international has a big decision to make this summer as he will enter the final month of his Los Blancos deal in summer. With negotiations between the two sides not progressing much thus far, the Spanish forward could leave La Liga giants in the summer transfer window, although he might not have any qualms about staying for another year.

But with several European bigwigs hot on the Spaniard’s heels following a solid season which ended with a tally of 12 goals and two assists in 42 games across all tournaments, a summer departure might also be on the cards. Arsenal and Man United are hoping to snap Marco up this year, with his price tag of nearly €35m unlikely to deter them.

The Gunners recently rejoined the battle to sign Marco from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window after re-establishing contact with his representatives. And with Pepe’s long-term future up in the air, Arsenal might need to invest in a wide-attacker in addition to a centre-forward.

Marco is thus a viable target for the Gunners, who will not be the only PL club vying for the signature of the Real Madrid winger. Arsenal face stiff competition from Man United in the race to add Asensio.