Real Madrid’s Asensio in advanced talks to join PSG – sources

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Real Madrid striker Marco Asensio is in advanced talks to join Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent, sources have told ESPN.

The Spain international, whose contract expires in the summer, received an offer to renew with Madrid that assured him financially but has decided to move on after a season in which he played less than half of the club’s La Liga games. Has started.

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Sources have told ESPN that Aston Villa, Juventus and AC Milan have also shown interest in the Mallorcan in recent months but PSG’s offer is currently proving most attractive to Asensio.

Sources said the good relationship between Jorge Mendes, Asensio’s agent, and PSG sporting director Luis Campos has been key in the talks.

PSG are planning an overhaul in the summer which will include the departure of Lionel Messi and the appointment of a coach to replace Christophe Gaultier.

Sources said the Paris team are also keen to part ways with Neymar and are looking for a forward to complement Kylian Mbappe in attack. As a result, Asensio has emerged as an intriguing option as at 27 he will be coming off the best years of his career and as a free agent.

More than the economic aspect, Asensio understood that his role in Madrid, in terms of minutes, was not going to change next season, hence his decision to leave the Santiago Bernabeu on 30 June.