Real Madrid star Marco Asensio is reportedly concerned about his club’s transfer plans this summer as they look like signing Eden Hazard from Chelsea.
Despite the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, it seems Asensio’s place in the Los Blancos starting XI is no more assured than it was last season.
Don Balon claims the Spain international will consider his future if another attacking player like Hazard does eventually come in, as is being widely reported.
Madrid are being strongly linked as being in pole position to sign Hazard for £200million in a major attacking shake-up that could also see them spend another £100m on bringing in Robert Lewandowski, according to the Daily Star.
No one would really expect any less from a club like Real, who have a history of splashing the cash on the world’s biggest names in the transfer market, and whose fans will surely expect high-profile additions after losing a legendary figure like Ronaldo.
This could end up being good news for Chelsea, however, if it forces Asensio out of the Bernabeu, as the Blues could do with an attacking singing of their own as a replacement for the departing Hazard.
Don Balon recently claimed both CFC and rivals Liverpool were ready to pay around £88m to sign Asensio, so it may be that they’ll now step up their interest in the talented 22-year-old.
Whilst not yet the finished product, Asensio has shown enough potential in his time in the Madrid first-team to suggest he could be ideal to replace Hazard in Chelsea’s attack.