Arteta on high alert for Asensio

Marco Asensio is reportedly open to depart Real Madrid should he fail to be offered a higher salary – putting Arsenal on red alert, writes Jake Lambourne.

The 26-year-old winger has just one year left on his contract at the Bernabeu with clubs keeping tabs on his situation.

Arsenal are believed to have contacted the Spaniard’s representatives to find out whether he would be willing to depart.

And according to Marca, the three-time Champions League winner would be prepared to quit the club he has been at since 2015.

Asensio, who has recently hired Jorge Mendes as his agent, is aware he needs to be playing regularly if he wishes to secure a spot in Luis Enrique’s World Cup spot.

Should he decide to leave Real this summer, the LaLiga champions would be seeking a fee in the region of £34million.

The Spanish news outlet state that Mikel Arteta is a huge admirer of the player, and would be willing to negotiate for Asensio should he become available.


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