Marco Asensio Linked With Real Madrid Exit Despite Zinedine Zidane’s Overwhelming Backing

Marco Asensio is being dubiously linked with a move away from Real Madrid this summer, despite the fact that Zinedine Zidane has previously insisted that the young Spaniard is a key part of his plans going forward.

It’s fair to say that Asensio hasn’t quite lived up to the significant hype that surrounded him when he first broke on to the scene with Real?, so it comes as no real surprise to see that the Spanish press are peddling the notion that Los Blancos are looking to part ways with him as soon as possible.

Marco Asensio

Cadena Ser are reporting that ?Real Madrid are suddenly willing to ‘listen to offers’ for Asensio – particularly as he flattered to deceive in 2018/19, registering just one goal and six assists in La Liga.

While this is all fine and dandy, the report fails to mention the fact that Zidane – who it must be presumed knows what he’s talking about – has already declared that Asensio will be going nowhere this summer.

Amidst rumours linking the winger with a move to ?Liverpool, Zidane previously ?said: “I have spoken to him and told him that he will be fundamental to the team. And I want him here with us.” 

Pretty conclusive then.

Real Madrid have made a splash in the transfer market already this summer, signing the likes of ?Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic, but that doesn’t immediately mean that Asensio is on the chopping block. 

Zinedine Zidane

This is especially true when you consider the number of high earners who are over the age of 30 who, it must be said, had even more underwhelming seasons than Asensio.

If Real really are ‘willing to listen to offers’ (whatever that may mean), then Zidane may want to have a quiet word with the board.


Real Madrid Supporters Call for Los Blancos to Sign Kylian Mbappe at Eden Hazard’s Presentation

?Real Madrid supporters were heard crying out for Los Blancos to sign Kylian Mbappe prior to Eden Hazard’s official presentation on Thursday evening.

Hazard was presented in a Real Madrid shirt for the first time following his move from Chelsea where he greeted thousands of supporters at the Bernabeu shortly after completing a medical at La Moraleja University Hospital.


While ?Real supporters were undeniably thrilled to witness ?Hazard parade around the stadium – ?kissing the badge in the process – they seemingly had other things on their mind before the Belgian made his grand entrance.

?Marca report that the some 50,000 supporters were heard repeatedly chanting: “We want ?Mbappe! We want Mbappe!” 

That’s as clear a message as you’re likely to hear.

Real have been routinely linked with a move for Mbappe, with ?recent reports claiming that the French star is now ‘pushing’ for a move to his dream club, but those claims remain unsubstantiated for the time being.

The report also tentatively claims that Mbappe’s father is also trying to generate a move across to the Spanish capital, though Paris Saint-Germain are unsurprisingly unwilling to give an inch.

Real have already made a splash in the transfer market this summer as they look to rebuild after a thoroughly disappointing 2018/19 campaign which saw them fall well short on all fronts.

Alongside Hazard, Los Blancos have also snapped up Eder Militao, Rodrygo, Luka Jovic and, most recently, Ferland Mendy.

The La Liga giants may not be finished there as they are also being linked with both Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, as well as Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele.


Eden Hazard Kisses Real Madrid Badge During Official Unveiling at the Bernabeu

?Eden Hazard was filmed kissing the Real Madrid badge while being officially unveiled at the Bernabeu following his move from Chelsea.

The Belgian winger was presented in a Real Madrid shirt for the first time on Thursday evening following the move from Stamford Bridge, where he greeted thousands of supporters shortly after completing a medical at La Moraleja University Hospital.

Whilst posing in front of the cameras, ?Hazard was ?captured responded to pleas from supporters to give the ?Real Madrid badge a kiss, which he did, subsequently earning a rapturous response.

The former ?Chelsea man also filmed himself in front of the Real Madrid supporters, saying: “Hey guys! This is for you, all of you!”

He then signed off with an address to the supporters, saying: “Many thanks…and Hala Madrid!”

Prior to being shown off to the Bernabeu faithful, Hazard spoke in a press conference alongside president Florentino Perez.

“Hi, everyone,” he said, as per Real’s ?club website“Thank you very much, Mr. President. Thank you to my parents and all my family. I can’t wait to start playing for Real Madrid and winning lots of titles. 

“As the president said, my dream ever since I was a little boy, has been to play for Real Madrid. Now I’m here and I want to enjoy this moment. Thank you very much.”

Hazard is just one of a number of high profile signings made by Real already this summer, as the club have already completed the acquisitions of Rodrygo, Eder Militao, Luka Jovic and, most recently, Ferland Mendy.

The La Liga giants may not be finished there as they are also being ?linked with both Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, ?as well as Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele.


Eden Hazard Unveiled at Bernabeu After Sealing Real Madrid Switch From Chelsea

Eden Hazard has been presented? as a Real Madrid player at the Bernabeu following his move from Premier League side Chelsea.

The forward had to wait for his official unveiling after featuring for Belgium in Euro 2020 qualification fixtures, with the transfer being finalised earlier in June.

Huge crowds were seen queuing up outside the Bernabeu earlier on Thursday before Hazard trotted out on to the Bernabeu turf to greet his new fans.

Real also ?confirmed Hazard completed his medical La Moraleja University Hospital before his unveiling. He held a numberless Madrid shirt alongside Florentino Perez while addressing the media.

Perez said, as quoted by ?Marca: “This is something that I’ve wanted to do for some time. Today we welcome one of the best players in the world. You fulfil one of your dreams, people want to enjoy your talent and creativity.

“This club’s members and supporters will be by your side because they know that your football is special and different.”


He added: “A marvellous player has arrived, one who is different and capable of doing amazing things with a football,” the club president said.

“Footballers with a unique talent like Hazard have formed our great history.

“We’ve applied the philosophy of our president Santiago Bernabeu and our honorary president Alfredo Di Stefano, who changed the history of this club.

“The legend must continue forward with the best players in the world and Eden is one of those.

“The extraordinary search for victory is our sign of identity and we’re going to count on a magnificent squad of players with [Zinedine] Zidane in charge.”

Real Madrid have been extremely active in the transfer market so far this summer, already confirming the signings of Hazard, Rodrygo from Santos, striker Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt, defender Eder Militao from Porto and left back Ferland Mendy from Lyon.

They’ve also been heavily ?linked with a move for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, while Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele has been ?mentioned as a potential alternative if Los Blancos can’t get a deal for the World Cup winner over the line.

The La Liga giants are looking to improve on a dismal 2018/19 season, when they finished third in Spain’s top flight and were knocked out of the Champions League by Ajax in the round of 16.


Christian Eriksen Refuses to Comment Further on Future as Real Madrid Move Gets Thrown Into Doubt

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen rejected the opportunity to comment further on his future while on international duty with Denmark after he previously made explosive remarks regarding potential interest from Real Madrid.

?The speculation surrounding Eriksen’s future refuses to die down, but it now appears that the Danish midfielder is unwilling to make any further comments regarding a potential move to Real Madrid.

Eriksen, who has just one year left on his deal in north London, previously seemed destined to make a big money move to Real Madrid, but recent developments appear to indicate he may not be at the top of Los Blancos’ wish list after all.

Christian Eriksen

??Reports from around Europe have claimed Tanguy Ndombele is now being viewed as an alternative option for ?Real, which could mean a move for ?Eriksen is no longer on the cards. What’s more, Danish publication ?Ekstra Bladet also report that Zinedine Zidane has now ‘said no’ to an approach for Eriksen.

Speaking to Ekstra Bladet after Denmark’s 5-1 win over Georgia in the week, the ?Spurs man found time to comment on his situation, claiming that he has already said what he needs to.

He said: “The focus is on vacation, and I’ve said what needed to be said…No more bombs this time around.”

Christian Eriksen

Ekstra Bladet speculatively claim that Eriksen’s comments have come about because a decision has already been made about his future, but there is no indication over whether that claim has any real substance just yet.

Eriksen’s comments also drastically contrast with his recent claims – also published by ?Ekstra Bladet – in which he boldly stated that he is now ready for a new challenge, which almost acted as a plea to Real to come in with a big offer.


He previously stated: “I feel that I am a place in my career where I might want to try something new. I have the wildest and deepest respect for everything that has happened in Tottenham, so I won’t be negative. But I have also said that I would like to try something new.”