Liverpool 'keen on a move for Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio'

Liverpool ‘are interested in a move for Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio’ after ‘disgruntled star threatened to quit the club over his lack of action’… as ‘Arsenal also monitor the situation’

  • Marco Asensio reportedly ‘exploded’ over his lack of minutes at Real Madrid 
  • His anger may open the door for a number of heavyweight clubs to swoop in 
  • Liverpool are said to be one of those keen as they try to strengthen their team 
  • Boss Jurgen Klopp views Asensio as the perfect signing, reports in Spain say 

Liverpool are interested in moving for disgruntled Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio in the near future, according to reports.

Asensio, 25, is said to have threatened to leave the club in the winter transfer window over his lack of minutes, which may place the Anfield side on red alert.

Despite him scoring a hat-trick this week against Mallorca, an exit for Asensio appears to be on the cards, and Liverpool may be primed to swoop.

Liverpool are interested in moving in for disgruntled Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio

Fichajes.Net claim that manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to rebuild his team, and views the Spain international as a superb signing.

Having not been selected regularly this season, it is thought that Asensio will hold talks with Carlo Ancelotti soon, and he could be able to leave.

While not being as star-studded as years gone by, Madrid are blessed with names such as Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale and Vinicius Junior, much to Asensio’s frustration.

It was reported by Sport that he has even threatened to quit the Bernabe after feeling ‘provoked’ by Ancelotti. 

Asensio (left) has struggled for game time and is frustrated under boss Carlo Ancelotti (right)

Left as an unused substitute in the 2-1 win over Valencia, Asensio ‘exploded’ and remains unhappy with the role he has this season.

Asensio was reportedly given the chance to move this summer, with Tottenham also interested in him, alongside Liverpool. 

Other reports back in August added Arsenal into the mix, but Liverpool are able to offer Asensio action in the Champions League. 

With two years left on his deal, Madrid are faced with the possibility of selling him and collecting a handsome fee if he requests to go. 

Jurgen Klopp reportedly believes Asensio would be the perfect signing to improve his squad

Ancelotti has admitted he is aware of Asensio’s frustration over his limited game time, but said that was ‘normal’ and a ‘good’ reaction. 

‘It’s normal that those who aren’t playing aren’t happy,’ Ancelotti said.

‘If Marco Asensio or Isco or Luka Jovic aren’t happy with not playing then that’s normal, that’s good. 

‘But, Asensio, Isco and Jovic are training well. Asensio, Isco and Jovic will have minutes. 

Asensio scored a hat-trick against Mallorca this week but has also threatened to leave Madrid

‘I have to evaluate the condition of the players who have played. 

‘I’m thinking about making some changes [in the next match], but I need to see [Tuesday’s] training session first. 

‘But yes, we’re thinking about making some changes. It’s difficult to pick the line-ups.’

Asensio has made 134 appearances in LaLiga for Madrid since joining in 2016, and has also won the league title twice and two Champions League trophies. 

Liverpool are also reportedly in the chase for Borussia Dortmund frontman Erling Haaland

Meanwhile, Liverpool are also believed to be chasing prolific Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland. 

The red-hot frontman has scored a sensational 11 goals in his first seven games in all competitions this season, picking up from where he left off last term.

Mundo Deportivo claim Liverpool have joined the race for him, with Dortmund set to face an uphill struggle in their attempts to keep their prized asset.

The report adds that Haaland will soon become an even more attractive investment for clubs, with his release clause dropping to €90m (£77m) at the end of next June. 

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