This summer, Manchester United will lose at least four veteran midfielders.
After failing to extend their contracts, Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juna Mata, and Nemanja Matic are all expected to leave the club.
The Red Devils, now managed by new manager Erik Ten Hag, will certainly be looking for at least one new central midfielder this summer as a result of multiple players leaving.
As we previously reported, the 20-time league champions have informed Ten Hag that he will have a limited budget of £120 million to work with during the summer transfer window. The Dutchman wants to add six new players in five different positions, but finding the right players at the appropriate price will be difficult.
However, according to a recent report from Spanish outlet El Chiringuito, super-agent Jorge Mendes has proposed a solution for the Red Devils’ midfield woes.
It has been reported that Mendes is eager to bring Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio to Old Trafford in time for next season.
Marco Asensio, 26, has just 12-months left on his deal at the Santiago Bernabeu and following a topsy turvy few seasons, could find that his long-term lays away from the Spanish capital.
The 26-year-old started just 19 La Liga matches throughout the 2021-22 campaign and was restricted to even fewer appearances in the Champions League. Despite Los Blancos going all the way and lifting the prestigious trophy, Asensio featured in just eight matches throughout the competition.
Clearly out of favour with Carlo Ancelotti, if the 26-year-old were to leave the La Liga champions this summer, it would come as little surprise.
However, despite the exciting links, it goes without saying that when it comes to seeing the talented Spaniard ply his trade in the Premier League, a lot will depend on the player’s desire to move to England – a country and a league he has not yet experienced.
Since joining Real Madrid from Mallorca back in 2015, Asensio, who has lifted 14 major domestic trophies during the last seven years, including three Champions Leagues, has directly contributed to 73 goals from 235 appearances, in all competitions.