Arsenal join race to sign 26-year-old Spain international

Arsenal are reportedly in pole position to win the battle for the transfer of Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio. The London giants have held some negotiations over this potential move, with the Spanish coach contacting the 26-year-old forward to discuss a possible deal.

Marco has struggled for game time at Los Blancos recently, and it looks clear he would do well to consider someone like the Gunners if he wants to play more regular first-team football.


Having loaned out Pepe this summer, the Gunners look in need of more options in attack, and Asensio could be a fine signing if the Spanish manager is able to get him back to his best.

Spain international looked a hugely promising young talent when he first broke into Real Madrid team a few years ago, but it’s fair to say his repeated injury problems have slowed him down a bit.

A fully fit Asensio would surely be an asset for the Gunners, and it may be that he could move on the cheap due to his current deal situation. The Spanish winger is ready to be a free agent in the summer, and he could be available for as little as €25m.

“Asensio wanted a new opportunity in the summer, he was offered to English clubs but there wasn’t the right proposal. The situation at Real Madrid is difficult, Asensio wants to play but everything will be decided from January onwards. So far, there’s no agreement to extend his contract,” Fabrizio Romano said.