Real Madrid striker Marco Asensio is set to leave the Real Madrid club after reportedly rejecting a renewal offer from Los Blancos.
This news was announced on Friday afternoon, and with it, the news about the future destination of the Spaniard this summer also spread.
Many expected Asensio to renew with Los Blancos, but he has decided to leave and try a new experience, and presumably a bigger role, elsewhere.
According to ESPN, Asensio is in advanced talks to sign with Paris Saint-Germain.
The French giants will say goodbye to Lionel Messi and will hope to do so with Neymar Junior, so they need to strengthen their attack.
Asensio is described as ‘an intriguing possibility’ and his agent Jorge Mendes has close links with PSG sporting director Luis Campos.
Juventus and Milan are also interested, while Unai Emery could try to appeal to his compatriot and convince him that Aston Villa is the place to take that bigger role.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Asensio take over at PSG next season given the circumstances. However, a deal could depend on how much priority Asensio places on minutes.
He is not guaranteed to be a starter at PSG and the competition is likely to be stiff. If he asks for a guarantee in minutes, it may prompt him to consider other options.