Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino
Liverpool have reportedly made a €50m bid for Spanish midfielder, Marco Asensio. However, the offer has been rejected by Real Madrid.
He has made eight La Liga starts this season, and has three goals to his name. AS adds that Zidane wants to give Asensio an important role in the side next season.
The 21-year-old who scored the final goal in Madrid’s 4-2 Champions League win over Bayern Munich is reportedly happy at the Spanish club.
Tottenham should make a move for him
Spurs have long been linked with a move for Real Madrid’s Isco, but they should target Asensio instead.
He is young, versatile, technically smart, and skilful at the same time.
Although the Spaniard is expecting more game time next season, the reality is he would still be behind Gareth Bale and Isco in the pecking order.
Furthermore, if Madrid sign a new attacking midfielder in place of James Rodriguez, there could be a huge competition for places, and the youngster may have to remain content with bit-part roles.
On the other hand, Asensio would get regular chances at Tottenham, and will be playing in the Champions League as well.
While a direct transfer may not be possible, Spurs should try to secure a two-year loan deal, similar to what Bayern Munich did for Kingsley Coman when they signed him from Juventus.
The move will benefit all parties involved. Asensio could develop as a better player (foreign league exposure), Tottenham would get a solid player to work with for at least two years, and Madrid can keep track on his progress without losing him.
Real Madrid's Marco Asensio in action with Chelsea's Bertrand Traore