Earlier this month, it was reported that Marco Asensio was unhappy with the limited minutes he was playing under Real Madrid’s new manager Carlo Ancelotti. Shortly after the reports surfaced, he made a hat-trick when he was given his first chance against his boyhood club Real Mallorca. Now, it looks like Premier League side Arsenal are planning to offer Asensio an option when it comes to the winter transfer window.
“It is normal for players to be unhappy if they are not playing regularly,” Ancelotti said. He assured the public that he intended to tour the squad, and later gave Asensio the initial opportunity he wanted. Asensio made a great case for himself with a hat trick, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that when he has a lot of players he talks about strengthening his position in the starting lineup.
After an impressive show last week, Media There are rumors circulating about a possible move to join the Gunners. Former Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odigard, once one of Los Blancos’ bright young talents, has joined Arsenal this summer after failing to find a place in the Spanish capital. Now, it looks like Ascendio is doing the same thing this January.
Arsenal manager Michel Arteta has reportedly been affected, and Gunners are urging management to sign a deal to acquire Spaniard. The two clubs have a good relationship, and rumors cannot be ruled out, especially as Real Madrid plan to bring in Killian Mbabane next summer. If the Frenchman signs a pre-contract agreement with Los Blancos, Essien could choose to join the Premier League to give himself more opportunities to play regular football.
However, Arenal could face Serie A giants Juventus and AC Milan, who are thought to be keeping an eye on the situation. The two clubs also have strong ties to Los Blancos when it comes to the transfer market.