Carlo Ancelotti was quoted by the Spanish newspaper AS He said he believes the club are negotiating a new deal with Marco Asensio – amid reports Arsenal and Tottenham want the Spain midfielder.
Asensio, 26, has been in and out at Madrid this season – making 36 appearances but only 19 starts. In just four of those 19 games, Asensio completed 90 minutes. His contract ends in summer 2023.
The Madrid ace, who has made 229 appearances for Madrid, would be forgiven if he had looked elsewhere at a club he knew would play regularly. CM say Arsenal and Spurs want to pay his £30m price tag.
Amid the rumors of a possible move to the Premier League or Serie A, Ancelotti was asked about Asensio’s future at the Bernabeu. He praised Asensio and explained that the club were in talks about a new deal for him.
“He’s a player of exceptional quality. He had a serious knee injury that sidelined him for a long time and with a slow rehabilitation. He’s an important player who helped us.
“I don’t know what will happen to his future. I think he is in talks with the club about extending his contract, but I can only speak about his technical qualities,” concluded Ancelotti. to AS.
Ancelotti on Asensio: Can Arsenal convince Tottenham Real-Star?
It depends on which club – if any – can finish fourth and qualify for the Champions League. For Asensio, a move to Arsenal or Spurs will make little difference. Both attractive, both on a similar level, both in London.
The appeal of Tottenham’s stadium and Antonio Conte may be tempting, but Arsenal are likely to offer more salary – thanks to Daniel Levy’s stubbornness. What makes the difference is fourth place this season.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/04/19/carlo-ancelotti-on-future-of-30m-madrid-star-wanted-by-tottenham-and-arsenal/ Carlo Ancelotti on the future of the £30m Madrid star who is wanted by Tottenham and Arsenal