Marco Asensio ‘is in advanced talks to join PSG after rejecting a deal to stay at Real Madrid’ with his agent Jorge Mendes ‘sharing a good relationship with PSG sporting director Luis Campos’
- Real Madrid’s Marcos Asensio is reportedly close to joining French giants PSG
- The Spaniard will become a free agent in the summer when his contract expires
- Asensio was close to signing a new deal in Madrid before talks broke down
Marco Asensio is reportedly close to a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer as his contract with Real Madrid expires.
The Madrid winger will be a free agent at the end of the season and is set to move away from the Spanish giants.
Asensio is in advanced talks to move to join French giants PSG, despite being offered a new contract by his current club, according to ESPN.
In April, it was reported that the Espanyol was close to committing his future to Madrid, but discussions seem to have broken down in the end of season run-in.
Asensio apparently rejected the offer and now agrees with his agent Jorge Mendes that finding a new club is the best option.
Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio (right) looks set to join Paris Saint-Germain
Asensio could be preparing to link up with the likes of Kylian Mbappe (left) at PSG next season
Mendes and PSG chief negotiator Luis Campos reportedly share a strong relationship which was key to securing a deal for Asensio to join the Ligue 1 champions.
Arsenal have previously held talks with Asensio but appear to have failed to convince him that a move to the Premier League is the best option.
The 27-year-old has seemed frustrated by his lack of game time at Real Madrid this season where he has managed just 15 of 36 LaLiga matches.
His minutes have been reduced by the continued rise of Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo, and Federico Valverde who have been preferred to Asensio’s wide role or playmaker by Carlo Ancelotti.
Asensio leaves Madrid boasting a glittering career CV that features three Champions Leagues and three Spanish top-flight titles.
PSG are set for a summer of departures that will see Argentina World Cup winning captain Lionel Messi leave once his contract expires.
Asensio’s (right) agent Jorge Mendes (left) seems to have a strong relationship with PSG officials
Asensio is said to be frustrated with his lack of minutes at Real Madrid this season
Messi could return to his boyhood club Barcelona who have declared that they will do everything to bring him back to the club.
It has also been reported that PSG head coach Christophe Galtier is likely to leave after just one season in charge at the Parc des Princes.
Former Spain international head coach Luis Enrique has been linked with the role in recent days after club chiefs ‘unanimously agreed’ that he would be a good fit.
Superstar talent Neymar could also be on the way out in the upcoming transfer window as PSG look to cash-in on one of their stars. Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has refused to rule out a move for the Brazilian.
News/Image Sources: Daily Mail