According to AS, Real Madrid have made Marco Asensio available in the transfer market this summer. The Spanish attacker is known to have immense potential but could not do any justice to the expectation built around him in the last term.

The Galacticos have been ravaged by dull performances from their star players in the last season, and Asensio has not been an exception to this. However, as per the report, there is still enough interest in the 23-year-old forward among some of the biggest teams in Europe. It seems that the manager Zinedine Zidane is ready to let go of the young attacker if any of his suitors meet his huge buyout clause.

Real Madrid’s Attacking Woes

The former European champions were unable to make an impact in the last term in the domestic as well as the European competitions. They could only finish third in the La Liga table behind arch-rivals Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. In the Champions League as well, they ended their journey in the round of 16 after getting beaten by the eventual semi-finalists Ajax, that too in their own backyard.

All these disappointments have led to the Galacticos spending a fortune this summer as they have brought in reinforcements. The team have been graced by the presence of players like Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic, Rodrygo Goes, Ferland Mendy and Eder Militao already. Now we might expect several players to be shown the exit door.

What Does The Future Hold For Asensio?

As per the current situation, Gareth Bale is expected to leave Santiago Bernabeu this summer, which might see Asensio get his chance as the backup wide attacker. The report also states that the colossal release clause of €700m put on him by the Galacticos might be one reason for the suitors to cool off their interest in the 23-year-old attacker.

In this situation, the player is expected to stay put at the Bernabeu for the next season as well. This could indeed be a good decision for Zidane as Asensio could form a lethal partnership up front with the likes of Vinicius Junior, Luka Jovic and Eden Hazard. However, the Spaniard, who notched up just six goals and seven assists to show for his efforts throughout the last term, might have to wait for his turn to get onto the pitch next season.

With the Galacticos adding a number of significant signings this summer to their side, chances for the young attacker to make a mark looks grim. Asensio should be raring to go out on the pitch and grab any opportunity thrown at him in the next season to prove his worth in the Real Madrid colours.

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