According to a Spanish news source, Jurgen Klopp asked for the acquisition to help Anfield’s offensive. In addition, the 26-year-old playmaker is willing to take a pay cut to sign with the Merseysiders this summer.
Another day, another report on Marco Asensio’s future, who is frequently mentioned in connection with a transfer away from the Bernabeu.
Asensio’s contract expires the next year, and his current weekly salary is roughly £150,000. (Sport).
The Catalan media outlet claim that the La Furia Roja star demanded a deal worth £100,000-a-week – £115,000-a-week for an extension but he is even willing to lower the demands to move to the Reds.
It is further reported that the European Champions have grown tired of the attacker’s attitude and have reduced the asking fee from 50 million euros (£43m) to 30 million euros (£26m).
To replace the three-time Champions League winner, Real Madrid would be willing to offer 50 million euros to lure German international, Serge Gnabry, from Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich.
On 1st July, Sport claimed that Asensio would not be interested in joining Liverpool because they cannot guarantee him a place in the starting XI.
So, the sudden change of heart is surprising. The Spaniard is naturally a right-winger and there is no way Klopp will select him ahead of Egyptian superstar, Mohamed Salah, who has recently signed a mammoth new deal at Anfield.