Marco Asensio is into the last year of his contract at Real Madrid, and with his stay at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu unlikely to be extended now, he could be offered the chance to cross the Clasico rivalry and join Barcelona next summer.
At the end of the current 2022/23 season, Asensio will be able to join any club he wishes on a free transfer.
As per El Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona are interested in the Spaniard due to his age, versatility and overall quality.
“Barcelona are taking Asensio into consideration due to his age, his ability, and his tactical adaptability,” they report. It was also said on Onda Cero’s Radio Estadio Noche that “Barcelona already wanted him [before he joined Real Madrid]”.
British publications such as the Daily Mail and The Sun have reported similar stories, stating that the Blaugrana are readying a shock swoop for the forward.
Asensio is 26 and has scored 50 goals in 239 Real Madrid appearances since he arrived from Real Mallorca in 2015.