Arsenal have been handed a major transfer boost with the news that Real Madrid’s latest contract offer to Marco Asensio has fallen short of the player’s expectations.
The Spanish international has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu for some time, with Arsenal reportedly among the clubs interested in signing him.
And now, according to reports in Spain, Real Madrid’s latest offer to Asensio has been rejected by the player, who is said to be looking for a more lucrative deal.
The 23-year-old has been a key player for Real Madrid since joining the club in 2014, and has established himself as one of the best young players in Europe.
He has scored 20 goals in all competitions for the Spanish giants, and has been a regular starter in the team this season.
However, with his current contract set to expire in 2021, Asensio is reportedly looking for a new deal that will reflect his status as one of the best players in the world.
Real Madrid are said to be unwilling to meet his demands, and this has opened the door for Arsenal to make a move for the player.
The Gunners are in need of a creative midfielder, and Asensio would fit the bill perfectly. He is a versatile player who can play in a variety of positions, and his ability to score goals from midfield would be a major asset for Arsenal.
The North London club are also said to be keen on signing Real Madrid’s Isco, and the addition of Asensio would give them a formidable attacking trio.
It remains to be seen whether Arsenal will make a move for Asensio, but the news that Real Madrid’s latest offer has been rejected is certainly a boost for the Gunners.
If they can convince the player to move to the Emirates Stadium, it could be a major coup for the club.