Marco Asensio’s camp provide update about a possible Barcelona move in summer 2023, as his contract runs out soon.
There were numerous rumors last month that Barcelona intended to sign Real Madrid winger Marco Asensio for nothing in the summer.
The 26-year-old is now serving the final year of his contract with Los Blancos, who have not yet made any indications that they would like to extend it. A surprise candidate for his signing was Barça, who had connections to the winger’s agent, Jorge Mendes.
Even the idea of an existing pre-contractual agreement between the two parties had been floated.
Asensio’s entourage has since denied the rumors, saying they haven’t spoken to Barcelona and that the winger is entirely focused on helping Real Madrid and Spain win the World Cup, according to Diario AS.
“Barcelona and I have not spoken or exchanged any communication regarding Marco. His focus is solely on playing for Real Madrid and participating in the World Cup, according to his team’s statement to the Spanish daily.
Asensio has diminished in importance for Real Madrid this year as Carlo Ancelotti has seldom used him in games. Despite this, it appears that the Spaniard is still committed to securing a new deal with the league champions.
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Given the rivalry between the two teams, a move to Barcelona would undoubtedly have generated a great deal of controversy.
Furthermore, it might have harmed Barça’s and Real Madrid’s relationship, which is said to be on good terms right now as a result of their collaboration on the Super League project.
According to the report, if the rumors that the Catalans had undertaken talks to sign one of their players mid-season were true, it may have had an effect on the dynamic between the two football giants.
Therefore, it appears that the rumors tying Asensio to Barcelona are untrue, at least for the time being. It will be fascinating to watch whether that changes if Real Madrid decides not to renew his contract.