Transfer Rumours: This morning there have been multiple Spanish journalists reporting that Real Madrid have rejected a €50 million approach from Liverpool for star youngster Marco Asensio.
Asensio spent last season on loan at Espanyol and was given the chance to make his mark in the Spanish capital after a solid pre-season. He promptly blew the expectations out of the water with a sensational start to the new campaign.
While the 21-year-old hasn’t been an automatic starter for Zidane is considered to play an important role in the future at the Santiago Bernabeu. He announced himself on the world stage on Tuesday with a stunning performance off the bench against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League, one that included a goal.
Real have invested heavily in young talent over the last few years, with top prospects like Jesus Vallejo and Martin Odegaard expected to become contributors in the near future. Asensio is the first of the bunch to break through, and Los Blancos are unlikely to sell him this early in his career.