Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Marco Asensio will be allowed to leave Real Madrid should they receive a suitable offer this summer – but should Spurs make an official approach?
Spanish outlet AS write that the Spanish giants would be looking for between €90m and €100m for Asensio, who has fallen further down the pecking order following the arrival of Eden Hazard.
Despite featuring out left alot of the time for Los Blancos, the 23-year-old prefers to play in a central attacking midfield role, similar to that of rumoured Real target Christian Eriksen.
Similarly to Erisken the Spain international possesses a fantastic range of passing, able to pick out team-mates with both short and long-range efforts.
He is also potent in front of goal and is not afraid to shoot from all angles, as well as being able to take on defenders with his technical ability and provide excellent crosses into the opposition penalty area.
One weakness would be the defensive side of his game, with his willingness to track back and put in tackles for the team coming into question in the past.
However, should he feature for Spurs he is likely to have the cover of Eric Dier or potential new singing Tanguy Ndombele behind him, meaning that would be not as much of an issue.
If given regular game time Asensio is likely to become one of Europe’s best attacking talents in the coming years, so Mauricio Pochettino should do everything he can to bring him to north London.
Clearly the transfer fee, as well as his wage packet, will be a hefty long-term investment, but that input would drive Spurs forward in their bid to establish themselves as a top European club.