Arsenal make contact with Real Madrid over another potential signing

Arsenal are claimed to have made contact with Real Madrid over the potential signing of Marco Asensio this summer.

The Gunners have a good working relationship with the Galacticos from recent seasons, agreeing a loan before a permanent deal for Martin Odegaard, with the Norwegian completing his move this week, with consecutive summer deals to land Dani Ceballos on loan for both of our last two campaigns.

We now look set to try and sit down with Real again as we hope to conclude a deal for Asensio.

The midfielder isn’t surplus to requirements in the Spanish capital, but isn’t deemed indispensable as they look to trim their playing squad, and their wage bill ahead of the new season.

Fichajes claims that Madrid believe that £35 Million would be a fair starting point for the 25 year-old, who has 18 league goals from 130 La Liga outings for his current club, with Asensio able to play in any of the three roles in behind the striker.

Arsenal have already added Odegaard to bolster our options in attack, while Asensio’s arrival could well lead to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being played at CF more often, with a growing strength in options in the wider roles.

Could Lacazette leave this summer with an an extra wide forward added to the squad instead?

Patrick

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23 Comments

  1. dgr8xt says:

    No…thank you. We’re not interested. Our current attacking midfield options are as follows:

    Wingers – Pepe, Saka, Martinelli
    Attacking midfield – Croydon DeBruyne, Odegaard
    Reserves – Reiss Nelson
    Not needed – Willian

    That’s six and a half players for three positions. We’ve got other areas to focus on for this window so we’re not interested

    1. George says:

      You are right

  2. George says:

    We need a right back

  3. Neil Fitt says:

    Nelson and willian will be gone,this is an upgrade for sure!

  4. Durand says:

    No thanks. Arteta needs to play Martinelli and Balogun as subs until they find some form.

    Asensio will only limit time further for the youth club is trying to develop.

    Arteta should COACH & DEVELOP youth, not BUY more players. FFS, have seen little coaching but ton of checkbook from Arteta.

    1. Dan kot says:

      Martinelli for me Durand should be starting every game but now we have signed Odegaard I worry about his development,we seem to be overloaded with left sided offensive players and going by last year I see no room for him .
      I could be wrong but we will see in the upcoming weeks .

  5. Ximplicity says:

    No!!! Asensio is a decent player but injury prone and spends most of his time in the physio room. Madrid gave him chance and that’s how he proved himself. We have youngsters too willing and ready to go, they should be allowed to grow. Asensio would be an upgrade on them presently but I don’t think he can cope with the rigor and physicality of Epl. Partey as an example, he rarely gets injured in Laliga but hardly stays fit in Epl, it may be due to been overused by Simeone or his body is still aclimitizing to new league, same as Hazard, just saying though but Asensio is a No! No!!

  6. RFrancis says:

    A quality player. Such a pity he wasn’t put up for sale earlier. He has the technical skills and abilities that would for sure upgrade our squad in a significant way. If only we could return our new back-up keeper, using the money instead for Asencio.

  7. Dannie says:

    Let them pay up immediately no need of bargaining

  8. Are Samuel Eyitayo says:

    Get us maddison instead, asensio is a good player but injury type. So i think asensio is not for now. Thanks

  9. JW says:

    No No No.

    Buy Bissouma!!!!

    He will strengthen our defense much more than Ben White ever will.

    We have just bought the player who will create all of the chances this season, haven’t we, haven’t we??

    It will be a long hard season, and Partey has already proved that he will be injured at least twice.

    To get back into the top 6, I think we need to tighten up the defense and go back to the old Arsenal way winning 1-0.
    If we get back into the top 6 then we can think about playing more expansive football (BUT NOT UNTIL).

    1. Declan says:

      Must agree not seen much of Bissouma but he was awesome today.

  10. Skills1000 says:

    If Asensio is available, we should buy him ASAP. Quality player with immense skills.

  11. SueP says:

    50 – 50 so far

  12. Gunner4life07 says:

    He will not come
    Carlo is trying a new position for him
    Look thé press conférence

  13. jon fox says:

    Asensio will not be coming to us, AS ALL REALISTS KNOW. NOT WORTH DISCUSSING FURTHER, at least not by me.

    I leave the fantasists on JA to decide for themselves how much more of THEIR time they wish to waste on this non subject.

    1. Singing Camel says:

      Asensio is an outrageously gifted player. He won’t be coming to us-if he does, then wow!
      Still a huge job, support the manager and learn to be patient. Nothing worth having in life comes easy. I strongly believe we are attempting to jump ahead of the curve and pick up talent we couldn’t necessarily access in 18-24 months time. Doesn’t mean I’m expecting miracles overnight and I am expecting a hard season ahead. A lot of these kids aren’t as good as they’re going to get so we must give them time.

  14. Skills1000 says:

    We should sign AOUAR ASAP. The guy is quality. We need midfielders like Cazorla who can dribble in tight spaces. When under pressure, someone who can be available for a pass and can move with the ball.
    Aouar can do that. Very skillful. Sign him asap.

    1. Baba kwalli says:

      Yes, signing Aour will give us more options in midfield, he is well experience in first team football and Europe. But those signings I don’t have confidence they can improve the team to finish below our last season standing from what I saw from those teams that finished above us, but in a couple seasons to come when well blended we can break the top six, or when incidentally teams like Leicester city, Everton and Tottenham lose form.

      1. Ozziegunner says:

        Agree Skills1000 and Baba, Aouar is very flexible, whereas Asensio is more a wide player. Auoar, plus one of Bissouma or Guimaraes, together with ESR, Odegaard, Partey, Lokonga and Xhaka and Arsenal are much stronger in midfield.

  15. Clemento says:

    We need Aouar instead

  16. Sean says:

    Partey & Gabriel need to hurry on and return!
    Teirney and Taveres full backs until a RB is brought in & Bellerin sold.
    Ramsdale can make Leno maybe perform better.
    Martinelli up top with SmithRowe & Saka on either Side with Ødegaard behind.

    Partey needs a dance partner but looks like Xhaka will be staying in the starting 11 & Lokonga is here along with Elneny staying.

    Aouer would fit the bill, a ball player in tight spaces. Sell Elneny.

    Laca, Auba, Pepe all here
    Willian & Nelson may be gone.
    Niles is still here also

    Alot more can still happen before window closes!!

  17. Famowskii says:

    He’s a better player that will make good impact among the players we already have….. Is a good deal and we need a good player like him

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