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Liverpool Have This Real Madrid Midfielder On Their Radar: Good Fit For The Reds?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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According to a recent report by Bristol Live, Liverpool are in a race against Juventus to secure the services of Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio this summer. The Spaniard’s agent Horacio Gaggioli recently told ESPN (via Bristol Live) that bids as high as £155m have been declined for his client.

The Rapid Rise Of Marco Asensio

Asensio had to endure a mediocre campaign with Los Blancos this term as he struggled to score goals and create assists consistently on the pitch. So a change in scenery could help him rekindle his form away from the Spanish capital.

The 23-year-old came through RCD Mallorca’s youth ranks before making a high profile switch to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in the summer of 2015. Since then, he required a season-long loan spell at Espanyol to be ready to break into the Galacticos’ first team back in 2016.

Asensio has made a total of 41 appearances for the La Liga giants this term, scoring six goals while providing seven assists across all competitions. The Palma de Mallorca talent has also earned 22 international caps for the Spanish national side and has one goal for his country to his name.

What Will The Spanish Winger Bring To Anfield?

The Madrid prospect has decent pace in his locker and can be a lethal dribbler with the ball down the flanks. He also has an eye for a killer pass in the final third and can score goals from a distance. The Spanish sensation can play across multiple positions across the frontline which makes him such a useful tool at Zinedine Zidane’s disposal.

The addition of a player of Asensio’s ilk might help the Reds compete on all fronts next season. He will undoubtedly bolster Jurgen Klopp’s attacking options at the Merseyside club. The La Liga star will also improve Liverpool’s squad depth and increase competition for places at Anfield.

Is Asensio The Right Fit For Klopp?

He will be an ideal fit for Klopp’s brand of football as he has the potential to rival the likes of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino for a place in Liverpool’s starting XI. Thus, the Reds should do everything they can to bring the Spaniard to Merseyside in this off-season.

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