Liverpool are reported to have made a big-money bid for Real Madrid’s exciting young Spanish winger Marco Asensio, ahead of the summer. According to Spanish publication AS, corroborating claims from radio station COPE, the Reds have made a £42 million bid for Asensio
The Spanish has been in excellent form for Real Madrid since coming into the side on a regular basis this season, having previously spent time on loan with Real Mallorca and Espanyol.
The 21-year-old has covered well during Gareth Bale’s injury absences this term, and has scored nine and assisted three in 29 appearances in all competitions so far.
This included a goal in Tuesday night’s win 4-2 victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.
“Zinedine Zidane has complete faith in Asensio. The Madrid coach plans to give the 21-year-old a key role in his team next season,” they report.
“In fact, the Frenchman has made the club aware that he is willing to sell James [Rodriguez], in order to advance Asensio’s development.”
With Asensio more favoured by Zidane, it seems like Rodriguez will be leaving the Santiago Bernabeu after three season.
If these reports are to be believed, however, it is clear that Jurgen Klopp has set his sights on further reinforcement in attack for the 2017/18 campaign.
Athletic Bilbao winger Inaki Williams also said to be a target for Liverpool, with the 22-year-old available for £42 million, it would appear that the club are willing to spend big to land their targets.