Real Madrid Could Sell Marco Asensio To Liverpool To Fund Neymar Swoop

Real Madrid Could Sell Marco Asensio To Liverpool To Fund Neymar Swoop

Real Madrid Could Sell Marco Asensio To Liverpool To Fund Neymar Swoop

Real Madrid youngster Marco Asensio has refused to rule out a move to Liverpool this summer.

Liverpool are reportedly prepared to pay up to €180m to secure Asensio's services, and the Spanish side may be required to do business with Liverpool if they want to secure at least one of their reported transfer targets.

And according to Spanish newspaper Sport, Asensio's possible exit is exclusively down to Real president Florentino Perez's pursuit of PSG's Neymar.

Asensio has been the golden boy of Spanish football for a few years now, with his status as a key player for Real Madrid only solidifying his stature of being one of the most exciting young prospects in world football. But having failed to nail down a regular place in Zinedine Zidane's starting line-up last season, speculation has been growing that the 22-year-old attacking midfielder could be heading for the exit.

Asensio also didn't respond to questions about Julen Lopetegui taking over as the new Madrid coach: "I am happy for Julen that he's been appointed by Madrid, after the World Cup I will speak with him".

After seemingly missing out on Nabil Fekir, Liverpool are looking at alternatives.


Inching closer to Liverpool?

Telemadrid's report discusses a €50m bid for Asensio in 2017, which was obviously rejected by Real Madrid.

Asensio looking for a move, or perhaps another contract improvement, would be a further issue for the Bernabeu hierarchy given that Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Mateo Kovacic have all talked publicly about leaving the club in recent weeks.

Bookmakers firmly believe that Liverpool are going to land Shaqiri, and they are now odds-on to land him at 2/7 with Tottenham out to 5/1 with Ladbrokes.

And he remains focused on bringing World Cup glory back to his country.

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