Liverpool interested in signing Real Madrid forward on a free transfer
Given their inconsistent form this season, Real Madrid have a ton of work in the summer transfer market going into the 2023/24 season.
There are, at least, four positions Madrid need to plug, including right-back, left-back, centre-back, and right-wing. Possibly a replacement/backup for Karim Benzema, as well.
They have got their work cut out within the squad as well, with four important contracts expiring in the summer. Three of them are in midfield, with Dani Ceballos, Toni Kroos, and Luka Modric all on the verge of becoming free agents.
Another players whose future is in doubt is Marco Asensio. Madrid have informed the winger that they do not count on him as a starter, and that his future could possibly lie elsewhere.
One of the teams interested in signing Asensio in the summer is Liverpool, as per Jacque Talbot.
On a free transfer, Asensio could prove to be vital for Pool, especially with Roberto Firmino set to leave the club on a free transfer in the summer. Pep Lijnders is also a huge fan of the Spaniard.
Primarily a right-winger, Asensio can also play centrally, as a false 9. His finishing and ball-striking are key parts of his game, and could come in handy with Liverpool, who are struggling to get the best out of misfiring forwards Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo.
That said, Asensio is not in the best of forms, either. He has played 18 games in the league – just seven starts -, scoring four goals and giving three assists.
Liverpool and Madrid are also expected to be involved with each other indirectly in the race to sign Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund in the summer. Manchester City are also interested in the Englishman, with his price tag set at over €130 million.