Real star leaves door open for exit amid €180m Liverpool, Chelsea links

Date published: Thursday 23rd August 2018 10:13 - Oli Fisher

Marco Asensio has refused to rule out a possible exit from Real Madrid amid rumours of a big-money move to England.

Barcelona-based paper Mundo Deportivo reported that Liverpool had lodged a €180m bid for the Spain star, while Chelsea were also linked with a move.

He made just a one-minute sub appearance in the Champions League final win over Liverpool athough and was understood to be seeking assurances over his game time next season.

Asensio previously admitted he was due for talks with new Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui after the conclusion of Spain’s World Cup.

Now, in his most recent interview, he has not closed the door on a potential Real exit in the near future.

“My first option is always to triumph at Real Madrid. After that, you never know what can happen,” he told GQ.

“Real Madrid are the most successful club in the world and from the start you know you have to be prepared and to give everything for the shirt.

“I try not to focus too much on the expectations there are of me. It’s normal for so much to be generated, because they’ve been two really good years at Real Madrid. I just hope to keep getting better.”

 

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