Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio, with the La Liga giants considering selling him this summer.
The Lowdown: Asensio carving out impressive career
The 26-year-old has enjoyed a brilliant career to date, earning a huge amount of success and once being described as a player with an ‘unlimited ceiling’ by Bernabeu great Guti.
Asensio has won two Champions Leagues and two La Liga titles, scoring in the final of Europe’s flagship club competition against Juventus back in 2017, also bagging seven league goals in 13 starts this season.
It could be that the Spaniard moves on this summer, though, with his current deal expiring at the end of next season.
The Latest: Liverpool keen on move for Asensio
Liverpool are even described as the ‘main bidder’ for the forward, with Real Madrid willing to let him leave for €50m-€60m (£42m-£50.4m).
The Verdict: Do Liverpool need him?
While Asensio’s CV and goal return speaks for itself, there is an argument to say that the Reds now have more than enough quality in attacking areas moving forward.
In Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino, Liverpool have five top-class options, not to mention the likes of Divock Origi, Takumi Minamino and Kaide Gordon also waiting in the wings.
Transfer funds could be better spent elsewhere in the summer, with Asensio likely to demand regular playing time but not guaranteed to get it at Anfield, given the depth that already exists.
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