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He’s one of the entire world’s most exciting young talents, but media outlets in Spain reckon Marco Asensio could really be about to sign for Arsene Wenger’s struggling Arsenal side.
He might only be 21, but Asensio has cemented his status as a potential future Ballon d’Or winner after his brilliant performances for Spain’s Under-21 side during the summer, and various impressive cameos for Real Madrid.
Indeed, the young attacking midfielder looks like a genuine long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo at the Bernabeu – so why would he want to leave all of that behind?
Well, Diario Gol report, via JOE.co.uk, that Wenger is seriously considering triggering his £72 million release clause, which, in this market, makes him sound like a bloody bargain.
On top of that, Arsenal would be able to offer Asensio a massive pay rise, and the youngster has previously talked about how he’d one day love to share a dressing room with his idol Mesut Ozil.
So, could Asensio really be on his way to North London? Stranger things have happened