Arsenal started negotiations with No.11 prolific La Liga attacker

Marco Asensio’s long-term future will likely be resolved next week, with Real Madrid awaiting a definitive answer from the attacker by June 20. Spain international is a target for Arsenal and Man United, with the former establishing contact with his agent this past weekend.

The 26-year-old attacker has shown many promises since joining Los Blancos from Mallorca several years ago. But a long-term knee injury stunted his progress considerably, although the Spanish forward did well to bounce back to some semblance of form in the 2021/22 campaign.

However, the Spaniard is unhappy about his situation at La Liga giants as he is not an undisputed first-choice forward. Asensio amassed 12 goals and two assists in 42 games across all tournaments, playing his part in Los Blancos’ La Liga triumph.

But with Marco ready to enter the final month of his deal in July, Los Blancos will be sweating over his long-term future. Such a situation has captured the attention of Man United and Arsenal. Meanwhile, La Liga giants expect Marco to give a definitive answer about his future by next week to make a final call on his status in the market.

Marco is thus a viable target for the Gunners, and Arsenal have established contact with his representatives to explore the possibility of a summer move. Arsenal and Man United’s hopes of signing Marco should be bright. But Asensio recently hinted he could stay at Real Madrid for one more year before departing as a free agent.