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Liverpool readying offer for Marco Asensio

Liverpool have been closely linked with a move for Marco Asensio this summer, and now a new update has emerged on the club’s pursuit of the player.

What’s the latest?

According to Spanish news outlet AS (via Paisley Gates), Liverpool are readying an offer for Marco Asensio.

As per an AS subscription article, AC Milan are pressing to secure a deal for the Real Madrid winger, however, the Merseyside giants are now putting together a lucrative offer to secure a deal for the player this summer.

The Madrid-based outlet claim Liverpool have already offered the star £100k-per-week compared to AC Milan’s offer of £70k-per-week, with his transfer fee reported to be in the region of £34.4m.

Imagine him & Salah

Liverpool are clearly attempting to rebuild after losing Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich this summer, and now Jurgen Klopp can start building a new era and a new formidable duo of Asensio and Mohamed Salah next season at Anfield.

Asensio has remained faithful to Los Blancos despite never getting the starring role in the team since joining the club seven years ago, but his patience and hard work in the team has seen the player win three Champions Leagues, three La Liga titles and three FIFA Club World Cups.

The 26-year-old magician who was hailed “outstanding” by journalist Dermot Corrigan, has scored 49 goals and delivered 24 assists for the current European champions, with a goal contribution every 167 minutes over his 235 appearances, proving that he is a consistent attacking threat that can be relied on when called upon.

This season in his 31 La Liga appearances under Carlos Ancelotti, Asensio has scored 10 goals and created one big chance, making one key pass and taking 2.1 shots on average per game, as well as completing the majority of his dribble attempts successfully (68%).

Asensio’s goal contributions and work rate won’t be the only attributes that have made him a target for the powers at Anfield, as Klopp highly values players that can play in a range of roles in the forward line, something that the Real Madrid star can offer.

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Although found mostly on the right wing, Asensio is capable of playing on both sides of the flank as well as being effective in a more central advanced midfielder role, scoring in both the right winger and attacking midfielder position on multiple occasions this season.

With that being said, there is no doubt that the Spanish player would be a great addition in Klopp’s side and would be the perfect signing to add further depth and goal-scoring opportunities next season.

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