Arsenal reportedly had a bid rejected for Real Madrid wideman Marco Asensio this summer season. The Gunners have been linked with the Spanish worldwide as Mikel Arteta aimed so as to add some creativity to his squad amid the membership’s £150million summer season transfer injection. Arsenal did ultimately handle to safe the signature of a Real Madrid midfielder nevertheless it was the everlasting signing of Martin Odegaard as an alternative of that of Asensio. However, it seems that the Gunners not solely expressed their curiosity within the wideman however really lodged a concrete bid together with his present employers. As per Spanish outlet Cadena SER, Arsenal tabled a £34m provide for Asensio in the course of the summer season however really had that bid turned down by Los Blancos.
It really seems that Real Madrid might need been silly to reject such quantity with the Gunners’ provide sitting barely larger than Asensio’s present valuation of £31.5m, as per transfermarkt. Having stated that, the Spanish giants might imagine in any other case with the 25-year-old having plundered a hat-trick in Real’s 6-1 win towards RCD Mallorca in mid-week – the primary treble of his senior profession so far. Arsenal may maintain but extra regrets after their failed bid with Asensio himself having admitted up to now that former Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane had in contrast him to six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi. Talking to COPE in 2017, he stated: “Zidane told me that since Messi, he had by no means seen a left foot like mine. “I used to be somewhat impressed, as a result of Messi is a chunk of a footballer.” Amid the hyperlinks to Arsenal, Asensio solely has slightly below two years remaining on his contract on the Santiago Bernabeu. Should the Gunners revive their curiosity, he may develop into the newest in an ever-growing listing of Real Madrid gamers to reach on the Emirates Stadium after the likes of Mesut Ozil, Dani Ceballos and naturally Odegaard.