Liverpool are wasting no time in getting their transfer business started after the summer window opened on Friday, as they are on the cusp of signing Darwin Nunez, and a new update has now emerged on another potential transfer target in the pipeline.
What’s the latest?
According to Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo (via Sport Witness), Anfield could be an option for Marco Asensio if he were to leave Real Madrid this summer.
As per the report, Jurgen Klopp has been interested in the player for a long time, and the German would surely attempt to sign the 26-year-old if he is made available.
Asensio has reportedly been offered a new contract to extend his stay at Los Blancos, but has refused to accept a deal as of yet, and the La Liga giants will make the player available on the market this summer if he continues to reject offers from the club.
Imagine him and Nunez
Liverpool could be onto an absolute winner if they can not only secure a deal for Nunez this summer but also sign a strike partner in Asensio to replace Sadio Mane, who is expected to leave the Premier League this summer.
This season for Real Madrid, the €40m (£34m)-valued Spanish talent scored 10 goals, created one big chance, made one key pass and took 2.1 shots per league game, whilst successfully completing the majority of his dribbles (68%) in his 31 La Liga appearances.
His manager Carlo Ancelotti reserved special praise for the player after he scored a hat-trick against Real Mallorca this season, saying of the 26-year-old: “Asensio was able to move between the lines and with the finishing ability that he has, he is a danger for our rivals. When he moves inside, he has the ball on his left foot and he is very dangerous.”
It has been reported that Liverpool’s arch-rivals Manchester United are also interested in signing the Spaniard, but surely if the Merseysiders are interested in making Asensio an offer, he would prefer a move to a club who will be playing Champions League football next season, so Klopp’s Reds could have a significant advantage.
For the right price, FSG could secure a great piece of business by signing the Real Madrid star this summer, as he could definitely offer Klopp another attacking option (potentially alongside Nunez) ahead of next season.
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