Leicester City are reportedly plotting a big-money move for Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio as manager Brendan Rodgers looks to add further reinforcements to his first-team squad.
According to reports from Spain, the Foxes are amongst three Premier League clubs to have made an offer for the highly-rated 25-year-old this summer.
The report claims that Leeds United and Everton are also interested in securing Asensio’s signature ahead of the upcoming campaign, meaning director of football Jon Rudkin may have to move quickly in order to secure his transfer target.
This update on the Spain international’s future states that new Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is keen to offload the creative talent and will place his faith in alternative options next season.
It alleges that: “The Italian coach does not trust the current performance of the Spanish winger and would be willing to use players like Takefusa Kubo and Rodrygo Goes, who are the future of Real Madrid.”
As a result, it appears as though Asensio’s time at the Bernabeu may be coming to an end, presenting several English sides with the opportunity to pick up a promising attacking talent.
The £31.5m-rated magician has won two Champions League crowns, two La Liga titles and three FIFA Club World Cups since arriving in the Spanish capital and established himself as one of Europe’s most promising youngsters in the early stages of his career.
However, a ruptured cruciate ligament last year stunted Asensio’s progression, limiting him to just 10 appearances throughout the 2019/20 campaign.
He did make a solid return to action last term, scoring seven goals and providing two assists in 48 appearances. And at just 25, he still has plenty of time to rediscover his best form and fulfil his potential.
Therefore, news that the FA Cup holders are interested in signing Asensio will surely leave the club’s supporters buzzing.
The versatile forward would add further strength in depth in the Foxes’ final third, bolstering the Midlands outfit ahead of another push for a top-four finish.