Tottenham would make quite a statement if they sign the young starlet Marco Asensio.
There’s nothing quite like poaching another team’s superstar to kickstart your day. I bet Daniel Levy has been thinking the same thing while going through his morning papers with a cup of black coffee on the side. And then it hit him: Marco Asensio. We all know good ol’ Levy rarely breaks the bank but when he wants something done – it gets done, and if the reports coming from El Chiringuito TV are true, Spurs are coming for Asensio. Hold onto your seatbelts ’cause this is a big one.
Asensio is one of those players that was destined to have it all. And surely it seemed like that at the very start of his career already: unimaginable talent, brilliant left foot, likened to Messi at 21 and making a name for himself at Real Madrid of all places. You cannot really dream of a better start than that one. But, as it so often does, things started stagnating and slowly falling off for the Spanish protegee. It’s still not certain whether it was the club, the system, the coach or something else, but it’s starting to look more apparent each and every day – Asensio is being wasted in the Spanish capital.
In come Spurs – a team on the rise with an outstanding coach at their helm and a season crowned with Europan success, regardless of the outcome of the Champions League final against Liverpool. In so many ways, Spurs need Asensio as much as Asensio needs Spurs. He would undoubtedly be a statement signing, a big-money prospect for the future with enough pedigree already on his back. But most importantly, he would soften the blow of potential departures, namely potentially Christian Eriksen’s, and could slot right into that vacant spot and the number 10 role.
Even if the Danish international stays at Tottenham, seeing how the club’s newfound ambition and project might tempt him to, Asensio would be the ideal player to give Spurs’ superstar a run for his money. You can never have enough of competition within your squad and this young gem would bring that and much more.
In so many ways, he is already a proven investment despite his age and current team status. We saw him shine numerous times before and all those superlatives were not thrown at him without reason. Mauricio Pochettino is well aware of that and he knows Asensio brings about that immediate improvement he seeks but also certain banking on the future. It’s a win-win scenario but the only thing potentially undermining it is Los Blancos, who might persist in pointing out that Asensio has a €700m release clause (roughly £616m) regardless of his £72.00m estimated value by Transfermarkt.
Still, we wouldn’t really bet against Daniel Levy in any transfer fight and I’m sure that Florentino Perez will be happy to listen to his offers, considering the fact Madrid have a big rebuild of their own to fund. After all, there are ways they can both help each other and come out as winners.
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