According to a recent report by Spanish media outlet OK Diario, Liverpool are prepared to reignite their interest in Real Madrid prospect, Marco Asensio in a desperate attempt to bring him to Anfield next summer. It was recently revealed that the Reds launched a £160m bid to secure the services of the Spanish international last summer, but Los Blancos refused to do business despite receiving such a mammoth offer.
The Express reports that Spanish journalist Eduardo Inda recently shed some light on Asensio’s future and said, “This year, an offer of 180m euros [£160m] came to Liverpool’s Real Madrid for Asensio,”
“The club said no because Cristiano left, but Klopp is in love with the player and will go for the player next summer.”
Asensio has been a revelation at the Spanish capital since breaking into the Galacticos first-team back in 2016. The Spaniard had a brilliant campaign last term but has failed to keep up the same level of performance this season. The 22-year-old has featured in 18 matches for Madrid this term, scoring just twice while creating three assists in all competitions.
What Will Asensio Bring To Merseyside?
However, there is no doubt about his incredible potential and talent as evidenced by his recent performances for the Spanish national team. The Palma de Mallorca born sensation is highly versatile and can operate on either flank or in the number 10 position.
Asensio is very quick and can run with the ball quite effortlessly past the opposition defenders. He is also a very capable goal-getter and can find the back of the net from both inside and outside the opposition penalty box. The Spaniard also links up well with others but needs to work on his upper body strength if he wants to prove his worth in the Premier League.
Is He The Right Choice For The Reds?
The addition of Asensio will undoubtedly add a lot of quality to the Reds’ attack. Klopp could be the perfect manager to get the best out of the Spanish playmaker. However, paying such a hefty fee for a player struggling to live up to his heights from last season, could prove to be costly if things don’t work out. Hence, Liverpool should only go for the player if the price is right. Otherwise, Klopp should look at other low-risk options to fill in the void left by Phillipe Coutinho’s transfer to Barcelona at the start of this calendar year.