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Manchester United: Red Devils pushing for Marco Asensio move

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Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly pushing to sign Real Madrid attacking midfielder Marco Asensio.

The Lowdown: De Jong and Eriksen moves?

The Red Devils are yet to make a marquee signing under Erik ten Hag but appear to be finally closing in on two midfield additions.

There is thought to be growing confidence that Christian Eriksen will choose United as his next club, while an agreement appears to be getting closer when it comes to priority target Frenkie de Jong.

Should moves for both of those materialise, it seems as if Asensio could be the third player to make the switch to Old Trafford this summer.

The Latest: Asensio transfer update

Sport Witness relayed an update from Spanish outlet Sport regarding the Real Madrid player’s future on Monday. They claimed that Asensio is valued at €40m (£34m), with his club putting him ‘up for auction’.

United, Chelsea and AC Milan are the three teams who are ‘pushing to sign the Spaniard, with salary offers and guaranteed game-time set to be two big factors when Asensio decides his next move.

The Verdict: Is he needed?

If Eriksen signs on the dotted line at Old Trafford, Ten Hag would have the Denmark international and Bruno Fernandes as senior attacking midfield options.

Therefore, a move for Asensio – who was described as ‘magical’ by team-mate Casemiro – may not be needed, although it would be at a knock-down price going off his £36m Transfermarkt valuation.

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The Real Madrid maestro can play as an attacking midfielder or on either wing and has scored 61 goals for club and country, although United may be better off pursuing another target in Ajax’s Antony.

He is four years younger than Asensio and starred under Ten Hag last season, contributing to 22 goals in 32 games, so Antony could prove to be the worthier signing ahead of the Spaniard in the long run, should Eriksen and De Jong come to Old Trafford.


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