The Story Behind Why Barcelona Refused To Sign Marco Asensio Is Remarkable


It has emerged that the incredibly talented Marco Asensio could have easily been a Barcelona player.
The Spanish starlet ultimately moved to Real Madrid from Real Mallorca, and his agent has now revealed the reason for the Catalan snub.

Asensio continued his fast track to greatness following his two magnificent goals against Barcelona last year, then he bagged at the Camp Nou then in front of the Bernabeu faithfuls.

Asensio unleashed a terrific strike into the top corner leaving Marc-André ter Stegen with no chance while effectively killing the tie. His goal made it 3-1 on the night ahead of the second leg.
And minutes into the second El Clasico in the matter of three days, Asensio netted an equally terrific goal to hand Real Madrid an early lead while improving their aggregate score.

It was the start of something very special. The world began to recognise a true up and coming talent.

He was the source of Barcelona’s downfall, but the player who dons the famous all white kit could’ve been playing alongside Lionel Messi and co.
Asensio’s agent, Horacio Gaggioli, has since detailed Barcelona’s offer for the then-Real Mallorca star.
Gaggioli, who struck the deal for Lionel Messi to Barcelona, claims how they failed to haggle over 2 million euros.
“I liked him a lot,” says Gaggioli via Bleacher Report.
“He was grandisimo, a great footballer. He was spectacular in every sense. He had things you could see would make him an important player, just like Messi.”
Barcelona soon tabled a €2.5 million offer, though his club were holding out for €4.5 million respectively.


Gaggioli continued by saying: “Barca said, ‘No, we’re not able.’ They lost the opportunity. When they changed their mind after three months, it was too late.”
There you have it. Barcelona’s reluctant to cough up an extra 2 million euros saw them lose out on one of the hottest properties to their fierce rivals.
It must be tough watching the Spaniard flourish under Zinedine Zidane, right now.