Real Madrid star Marco Asensio is quickly becoming one of the most popular figures in football.
Stunning performances towards the end of last season followed up by a strong U-21 Euros campaign and outings against rivals Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup have skyrocketed the 21-year-old playmaker to the forefront of European football.
One thing that the former Mallorca man’s new found stardom brings is rather unusual transfer rumours – with Asensio recently linked (tenuously) with moves to join Arsenal, Liverpool or most recently,
Asensio on Zinedine Zidane: “I’m not saying this because he’s coaching me, but I always wanted to be like Zidane. What a football player.” pic.twitter.com/i41BypT1Iz
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) August 18, 2017
Despite the Parisians ability to lure Neymar to the Parc des Princes from Barcelona, Asensio has been quick to dash any rumours out there about a potential exit, as quoted by Goal.
Despite still having five years left on his deal at the Santiago Bernabéu, Real Madrid are not prepared to take any chances on their star player and plan on inserting a €500m release clause into his new contract.