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Newcastle United Showing The Most Interest In This Real Madrid Ace: Good Option For Howe?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent report, Fichajes mentioned that Newcastle United are showing the most interest in Real Madrid ace Marco Asensio this summer. It has been mentioned that the Magpies are eyeing a move to acquire the services of the Spanish player in this off-season.

Asensio’s Impressive Numbers At The Santiago Bernabeu Stadium

Asensio had a decent campaign in the Spanish capital as he put in a run of impressive displays for Carlo Ancelotti’s side in the final third. The 26-year-old scored 12 goals and picked up two assists in 42 matches for Los Blancos last season in various competitions.

The 29-time Spain international caught the eye in the opposition half by averaging 2.1 shots, 1.0 key passes and 0.9 dribbles per game in La Liga. He was even careful when distributing the ball in the final third, as evidenced by his pass completion rate of 87.7% in the Spanish top-flight (stats via whoscored).

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CADIZ, SPAIN – MAY 15: Marco Asensio of Real Madrid warms up prior to kick off of the LaLiga Santander match between Cadiz CF and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Nuevo Mirandilla on May 15, 2022 in Cadiz, Spain. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images) The 4th Official uses images provided by the following image agency: Getty Images ( Imago Images (

Is Asensio A Good Option For Newcastle United Boss Eddie Howe?

Asensio can complete some dangerous dribbles with the ball in the final third. He has got the eye to play a decisive pass deep inside the opponent’s half and can strike the ball with power and accuracy from long range.

The Spanish sensation can keep possession moving in tight spaces but has to find a way to earn more first-team chances in the coming seasons. He has mostly operated as a right-sided wide player but can even play on the left wing or function in the number ten position as an attacking midfielder if his manager needs him to do so.

Asensio could be a decent option for Newcastle to consider this summer as he will inject more goals and creativity into Eddie Howe‘s attack. He will undeniably enhance the quality of the Magpies‘ first team and could help them push for a European place in Premier League football next season.

At 26, Asensio’s best years are ahead of him, so Howe can expect to make the most out of his services over the next few years if he can devise a way to get him on board this summer.

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