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Arsenal may be having a difficult time in convincing the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to extend their deal despite all efforts to make them commit their futures to the club. However, recent reports suggests Arsene Wenger is set to approve a deal that would see another highly-rated star move to the Emirates.
Spanish source DiarioGol claim that Arsenal are keenly interested in Real Madrid’s winger Marco Asensio who became critically acclaimed by the world in Madrid’s 3-1 away win against Barcelona in the Supercopa de España. The 21-year-old has been tipped as a successor to Cristiano Ronaldo majorly due to his ability to bag goals in big games, as he was on the score sheet of UEFA Champions League final in which Madrid defeated Juventus 4-1 at Cardiff.
Asensio is considered to be in Zinedine Zidane’s plans for this season but reports claim that Wenger is willing to test Madrid’s resolve with a bid. Further claim from the same report says that the Arsenal boss is also ready to meet the player’s release clause valued at £72 million.
A healthy number of Arsenal players have entered into the final year of their respective contracts, which makes it more likely that a squad overhaul is bound to happen next summer and the idea of blooding young players like Asensio is an astute plan for the future.
Asensio plays predominantly as a right winger but he can also play from the right wing and operate centrally as an attacking midfielder.
Having Ozil as a role model could yet make this deal quite easier if Wenger truly wants him.