Report: Club now want £42m for Liverpool target after player takes confusing stance over transfer
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Report: Club now want £42m for Liverpool target after player takes confusing stance over transfer

Marco Asensio now costs £42m, according to reports out of Spain. Real Madrid set their price for the Liverpool target.

This comes from the Spanish outlet ABC. They claim that Real Madrid would now want £42m in order to sell Marco Asensio.

It comes after the player continues on a complicated and fairly confusing path. Asensio’s contract expires in 2023 and Real Madrid don’t want to lose him for free. At the same time, he wants first-team football that he isn’t getting at Real.

But Los Blancos won’t give him regular football unless he signs a new deal. At this point, it all seems cut and dry – Asensio should look to leave the club as he can’t play regularly where he is.

Only, the player is open to a renewal if he gets guarantees over his playing time. It seems highly unlikely that Real will give him that, though, as he’s currently lower in the pecking order than Rodrygo – a player significantly younger than him and who just signed a bumper new contract.

Thus Real won’t sell Asensio on the cheap as there’s still a chance he renews his deal.

Marco Asensio now costs £42m

This has been a very confusing story for some time now, really. Sport, for instance, recently claimed that Asensio could leave for £21m but it appears that’s only if he actively pursues a transfer. Telling Real that he won’t renew would lower his price to that.

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And lurking in the background are Liverpool. AS – among just about every outlet in Spain – believes the Reds want Asensio. That’s a strange on in of itself, though, as we don’t know how the player would play regularly at Anfield either.

And while there are justifications for the Reds signing Asensio, there are also big red flags. It’s not a transfer that makes complete sense but would if Liverpool got him for free in 2023.

At £42m, though? No chance. It seems like this one will continue to run and run.

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