Marco Asensio on Jose Mourhino’s wish list

Reports by trusted Spanish outlet Don Balon, Manchester United are ready to break their transfer record to bring Marco Asensio to Old Trafford from Real Madrid.

In an ever-ballooning transfer market, clubs like Man United have unprecedented spending power in their efforts to assemble squads worthy of competing for major honours at home and abroad.

After bringing the likes of Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku to the club for big money, it seems Jose Mourinho is ready to take spending at the club further with a sensational raid on his former club Real Madrid.

Don Balon says the Portuguese manager is ready to spend £177m to land Marco Asensio, Madrid’s exceptional attacking midfielder.

If the move comes off, the report says Asensio will become the highest paid player in the English Premier League with an annual salary close to £24m.

There’s no doubt the figures quoted by Don Balon are huge, it would break both Man United’s and the Premier League’s transfer record if it went through. However, that may be what it takes to land players of Asensio’s calibre in the current market.

Still just 21 years of age, he has a massive career ahead of him and has already shown for Real Madrid he can perform at the highest level.

He’s played close to 60 times for the Spanish giants in a variety of positions, more often than not this season on the left wing where he’s scored four and assisted twice in 14 appearances. Overall he’s netted 17 times for the La Liga side, also creating six assists.

With United looking for more of a creative goal threat on their left-hand side, he could be the perfect fit for Jose Mourinho’s side and with plenty of learning left to do, he has the potential to become the next great winger to pass through Old Trafford.