5 Clubs Marco Asensio would aim for if he left Real Madrid: Defecting to Barcelona?

49erssports.com - Marco Asensio has not had much playing time at Real Madrid this season. Therefore, Asensio has the potential to leave Los Blancos in the next transfer market.

In total, Asensio has only got 18 minutes to play in the 2022/2023 La Liga stage. In the last match against Mallorca (11/9), Asensio was not played again and he could no longer control his emotions.

In the 71st minute, Carlo Ancelotti, the team's architect, made a substitution. The injured Lucas Vazquez was taken off. Asensio hoped he would come on, as Ancelotti also told him to join in on the touchline warm-up.

However, it was Dani Carvajal who entered. Seeing that, Marco Asensio's emotions exploded. He threw down his towel and kicked the drink bottle.

Carlo Ancelotti's Comments

Ancelotti is not too concerned about Asensio's anger.

"If he gets angry, I agree with him. That's normal. It means he wants to play and feels important. In this period, he is the most affected player in the squad and I take that into account. I totally agree with his anger. It's okay," said Ancelotti lightly, reported Dailymail.

Asensio's contract at Madrid expires in June 2023. He was brought to the Santiago Bernabeu from Mallorca in 2014. However, the 26-year-old pillar was loaned to his former club and then to Espanyol.

Asensio is considered one of Europe's best talents. If he wants to leave in the next summer transfer window, many clubs will be interested. Reported by sportskeeda, below are five viable options:

Newcastle United

According to The Sun, Newcastle United had made an offer of £24 to Madrid to be willing to let Asensio go. Although it has not materialized, the Premier League club, England, may want to try again next summer.

Newcastle are seen as a growing team with financial assets and quality players coming through. The Magpies want to rebuild their squad. It is certain, Asensio will be a starter as well as a means of proving himself in the toughest competition in the world.

It's just that Newcastle will not be easy to get the hunted's signature. You see, Asensio also wants to exist in the Champions League. That of course he will not get if he is close to the cage of The Magpies.


One of the clubs that could become a worthy destination for Asensio if he finally leaves the Santiago Bernabeu is Italian giants Juventus.

The Old Lady are one of the most dominant teams in Europe and their prestige is big enough to lure world class players.

Juventus have actually been linked with the Spanish striker, as reported by Football Transfers. But Juventus clapped one hand.

This is a big opportunity for Asensio. Moreover, Juventus winger from Argentina, Angel Di Maria, will soon end his one year contract. The position that will be left by Di Maria can be filled by Asensio.

AC Milan

Another Italian club that could sign Asensio next summer is the defending Serie A champions AC Milan.

Like Juventus, the Rossoneri have also been linked with Asensio. However, this reality has not materialized yet. According to The Hard Tackle, AC Milan could try again in 2023.

Milan's revival last season by winning the 2021/2022 Serie A title could be a strong attraction for Asensio because he has the opportunity to appear in the Champions League.


Ahead of the start of this season, the Blues are the highest-spending club in the transfer market. It's because they want to build a strong squad. The two players they failed to get were Raphinha and Antony Gordon. Both are wingers.

Thus, the Blues' radar could be directed to Asensio. Asensio could be a back-up or partner with Raheem Sterling.


Marco Asensio has also been linked with a move to Barcelona. What's the answer to these rumors?

"I haven't thought about it. I can't give you an answer at the moment. Many friends have told me about the news that Barca want to sign me," Asensio told COPE via Sports Mole, Wednesday (21/9/2022).

Asensio said leaving Real Madrid in the near future is very possible.

"I received about 200 messages. There are a lot of rumors and a lot of things we don't know. In 2023 I will be able to sign for any club because my contract is over," he said.

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