£12.75million-rated Real Madrid star wants Liverpool move

According to the Daily Mirror, Marco Asensio is keen to join Liverpool, if Real Madrid cannot guarantee him first team football next season.

What’s the Word?

According to the latest reports from Spain, Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio has told Zinedine Zidane he wants to leave the Bernabeu this summer, if the club cannot offer him first team football.

The 21-year-old has seen his playing time restricted this season, with both Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Isco and others about Asensio in the pecking order.

Asensio has reportedly told the Madrid hierarchy that he would be happy to join Liverpool if his playing time fails to extend next season. The attacker is valued at £12.75m by transfermarkt.com.

How good has Asensio been this season?

Having only been restricted to 18 starts in his three years since joining Madrid from Mallorca, it has been hard to gauge exactly how good Marco Asensio is.

However, considering how young he is, Asensio has shown glimpses of deft skill and technique that demonstrates just how talented he is.

Is Asensio a good fit for Liverpool?

With great pace, incomparable stamina and phenomenal technique, there is no doubt that Asensio could flourish immensely at Anfield.

If he were to join Liverpool, Asensio would need a solid run of games to reach his immense potential. His career to date at Real Madrid has been marred with spells in and out of the team. If that continues at Anfield, the 21-year-old could once again cut a frustrated figure on the side line.