Arsenal interested in signing $42mn Real Madrid player

Arsenal are already in contact with Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio, and they are “willing to bid” for the 27-year-old Spanish international during the summer.

Arsenal are among the sides to have already made contact with the representatives of Marco Asensio, with Mail Sport claiming that the Gunners are willing to launch the offensive for the versatile forward in the summer.

Asensio has predominantly been called upon from the bench by Carlo Ancelotti this season, with just nine of his 30 appearances across all competitions coming from the start, albeit the winger has recorded an impressive six goals and five assists.

As per the above report, Asensio has been left frustrated with how little he has featured for Ancelotti’s side this season, and with that, it seems that he would be open to listening to offers.

With a renewal unlikely as things stand, the 27-year-old could leave Real Madrid as a free agent when his contract comes to an end in the summer, having joined Los Blancos from Mallorca in 2016.

He is free to discuss a precontract with any overseas club since Janaury, and is certainly not short of suitors, with Barcelona among others interested in acquiring his services.

Arsenal have been linked with the player for quite a while now and could be ready to pounce if he becomes a free agent.

After being beaten by Chelsea to the signing of Mykhaylo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk in January, Arsenal would be hoping to avoid a similar scenario in the case of Asensio when the summer transfer window arrives, thereby initiating contact with his representatives early.

Asensio might not be his priority signing, but he would be a shrewd addition given his experience at the highest level.

Asensio’s best position is as a right-winger, which is where Gunners lack quality depth.

Arsenal’s star boy Bukayo Saka has played a lot of football in recent years, and the signing of the Real Madrid man would be the perfect cover for the England international.

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