Manchester United will reportedly rival AC Milan in the race to sign Marco Asensio from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. According to a report by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Marco Asensio is the subject of interest from Manchester United over a possible move in the summer transfer window. The Real Madrid forward is also a target for AC Milan and could depart from the Santiago Bernabeu ahead of the 2022/23 season.
Marco Asensio has always had to fight for his spot in the Real Madrid first-team setup while showcasing his credentials to be a pivotal figure for Los Blancos. But consistency has been the big issue for the Spaniard during his stint with Real Madrid, which he addressed greatly in the 2021/22 season.
The Spanish international amassed 12 goals and two assists in 42 outings across all competitions. But Asensio faces an uncertain future at Real Madrid as his contract will run out next year, leaving the Merengues in a spot of bother. Such a situation has captured the attention of several European bigwigs, including Manchester United and AC Milan.
Recent reports had claimed that Jorge Mendes was going to offer Asensio to Manchester United. And the stars might be aligning for Asensio, Mendes and Manchester United. The Red Devils are keen on securing the services of the Real Madrid forward amid uncertainties surrounding the futures of Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.
Asensio could be Manchester United’s solution to the right-wing woes, considering Marcus Rashford and Anthony Elanga struggled to perform consistently from the position. But Manchester United will need to stave off stiff competition from AC Milan to sign the Real Madrid forward.
The interest from AC Milan stems from the inconsistencies of Alexis Saelemaekers and Junior Messias this past season. And Asensio could perfectly complement Rafael Leao on the left flank, with his qualities making him the ideal partner for Davide Calabria on the right-wing.