Liverpool may drop the ball on Marco Asensio’s transfer to Anfield.
Asensio for sometime has been reportedly linked with a big money move to England to play for Liverpool.
The Spanish international’s future has come under keen scrutiny, after a distressing season under former boss Zinedine Zidane.
The attacking midfielder saw his role on the field curbed to 23 La Liga games out of a possible 38 games under former French boss Zinedine Zidane during his[Zidane] second stretch at the Bernabeu.
His appearance on the pitch the following season for Los Blancos was better. Asensio played 32 out of 38 La Liga matches.
Despite the bounce back, the player hinted he could exit the club this year. Speaking to GQ last month, the towering midfielder could not put a scale on the length of his future at the Madrid outfit.
He said: “My first option is always to triumph at Real Madrid. After that, you never know what can happen.”
Liverpool is steaming ahead of the Premier League top six and have continued to impress in their showoff. Their attempt to bring the Spanish star in January would cap and stamp their success in the transfer window.
But, Asensio, whose release clause, pegged to be around 442 million pounds, after Spain’s routing of World Cup finalists Croatia 6-0 in the UEFA Nation’s League, has denied claims he is angling for an exit according to AS.
Asensio slammed any chances of Liverpool signing him saying, “I had no intention of going anywhere.”