Arsenal receive boost in move to sign Real Madrid star with midfielder unwilling to accept Madrid’s contract offer
The 27y/o could be a wildcard signing for the Gunners next season.
Arsenal’s pursuit of Marco Asensio has been aided by Real Madrid’s inability to agree on a new contract with the Spaniard.
Asensio and the La Liga champions have been in talks about a contract extension, and both parties are eager to close the deal.
However, Madrid is unwilling to pay such high wages to a player who has lost his first-team spot.
According to Marca, they offered the Spaniard a deal worth around £3.56 million per year, but it fell short of his £5.34 million per year demand.
This has been a source of contention between the two parties, and time is running out for him to secure his future.
This disagreement benefits Arsenal and other clubs interested in adding him to their squad, and he can begin discussing a transfer right away.
Asensio is an accomplished player in European football, and his European experience could be beneficial to Arsenal as they return to the Champions League next season.