According to Marca, Marco Asensio had interest from Tottenham in the summer, declining the offer the join the Premier League club during the transfer window. He was also approached by AC Milan, but neither of the clubs were able to convince the Real Madrid forward to leave Santiago Bernabeu. It appears Asensio was always keen on remaining at Los Blancos and fight for his place in the first team.
Marco Asensio: A Player In Decline?
After enjoying a rapid rise to prominence early on in his career, Marco Asensio’s growth has stagnated over the past couple of seasons. Injuries haven’t been kind to him, with the ACL injury in 2019 keeping him out on the sidelines for more than eight months.
It deteriorated Asensio’s growth while allowing other players to move ahead of him in the pecking order at Real Madrid. The Spaniard hadn’t done much to convince Zinedine Zidane either, notably scoring just five goals and registering two assists in 35 league matches last term.
Under the leadership of new coach Carlo Ancelotti, the attacker is hoping to reinvent himself and once again become a key player at Madrid. He is, after all, still regarded as one of Spain’s most gifted attacking talents, primarily due to his chance creation and productivity in the final third.
Ancelotti himself has promised a new role for Asensio at Real Madrid this season. But the player has only mustered 57 minutes of league football so far this season, falling behind Vinicius, Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale and even Isco in the pecking order.
A Big Miss From Tottenham?
Tottenham Hotspur failing to secure the services of Marco Asensio in the summer could be a blessing in disguise for the club. As iterated, the Spaniard has endured a steady decline over the past couple of years and hasn’t been the same player since the ACL injury.
Ability wise, Asensio certainly would have been an upgrade over Bryan Gil and Lucas Moura. But his recent struggles suggest that he might not have been a great investment for Tottenham.
Given his past success at Real Madrid, the attacker would demand a hefty wage packet in North London, which might have eventually made things even more difficult for Fabio Paratici and Nuno Espirito Santo, as they look to reshape their squad and prepare for a future without Harry Kane.
However, considering Asensio’s lack of prospects at Real Madrid, it will be interesting to see whether the Lilywhites re-enter the market for the services of the Spaniard in the upcoming January transfer window.
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