According to La Cope, the striker is not considering signing for the Catalan side even if he is on a free transfer.
The contract ends in June but the striker’s priority is renewal at Real Madrid
Marco Asensio isn’t considering signing for Barca. Thus, ‘La Cope’ assures him and emphasizes that a move to the Barça team is not part of his plans even if he is sacked in June. “It never crossed his mind to sign for Barça, even if he doesn’t renew at Real Madrid,” they said in Cope’s Great Game.
In this sense, they remember the celebration made by the footballer at the Camp Nou during the last classic. That day, the striker, thinking his goal wouldn’t be disallowed for offside, pointed to the Madrid shield. A gesture with which he has already made it clear that he does not mind closing the doors to the Barça team.
Asensio’s aim is to extend his contract with Madrid, but its continuity is not yet closed. The striker has Jorge Mendes as a deputy, a figure close to Laporta but the footballer has no intention of playing for Barcelona.
Asensio is presented as one of the major market opportunities in case he doesn’t reach an agreement with Madrid. The 27-year-old striker continues to be a differentiating footballer, even if he fails to settle into the XI at Madrid. A serious knee injury four years ago halted his rise and the striker has taken more time than expected to get back to his best level.
Luis Enrique had it at the World Cup in Qatar, but the new coach dropped him off the list on his first call. This summer will be key for Asensio’s future, who will not be short of offers when it is finally free.