Albeit Real Madrid are trying to lower their summer spendings, Los Blancos might still find different options to land their desired assets during the offseason. Even though they are trying to sell some players, some say the White House can use some of their agents to boost their roster ahead of next season.
In fact, reports suggest that Real Madrid will offer Liverpool the chance to sign Marco Asensio this summer, but will try to get Zinedine Zidane’s long-term transfer target Sadio Mane in return. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is said to be a big admirer of Asensio, and prior to the end of the season, sources suggested that he was ready to restart his interest in the Spaniard this summer.
Now, according to the Daily Express, Madrid are prepared to send Asensio to Anfield, but only if the Reds agree to a swap deal involving Mane. The Senegal international has been on the radar of Madrid for some time now, with Zinedine Zidane thought to have been desperate to finish a deal for Sadio last summer, and now seeing the chances they have to make Mane a player of their own, that interest is believed to not have vanished.
The Spanish outfit has already landed five players this summer and now they will mainly focus on selling some of their assets trying to balance the books, and Asensio is seen as a likely source of income. Albeit last season he didn’t have the best performances or the most chances to play under Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari, Asensio is a quality player who can make the difference for any team.
Besides Liverpool, teams like Bayern Munich have also shown their interest in the young Spaniard, but having the chance to secure the landing of Sadio Mane would make Madrid accept Liverpool’s offer right away.
Sadio was absolutely great for the Merseysiders last season, winning the Premier League's Golden Boot award by netting 22 goals in 36 appearances, while also leading Liverpool in their journey to Champions League glory. It’s still early in the summer transfer window, so both Madrid and Liverpool will have time to think of the pros and cons of a potential deal.