Real Madrid midfielder admits he ‘will have to think’ about his future amid Man Utd links

Dan Butterfield
Real Madrid star Marco Asensio

Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio has admitted he will have to think about his future this summer amid links to Manchester United.

It was reported on Wednesday that the Spaniard had been offered to United by his agent Jorge Mendes as a potential solution to their midfield woes.

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Asensio isn’t a guaranteed starter in Madrid and often finds himself coming off the bench for the European Champions.

He was an unused substitute in the Champions League final win over Liverpool on Saturday and has just one year remaining on his contract.

The 26-year-old could be an option for United this summer who are losing four midfielders in Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard.

And the Spaniard has now spoke about his future, admitting he hasn’t had to chance to do yet, but intends to so this summer.

Speaking to Spanish outlet AS (quotes via Metro), Asensio said: “I have one more year in my contract yet here we are talking about me leaving Real Madrid. This is an important moment for me, I will not deny it.

“I am more mature and not only on the field, this is an important moment and I will have to make important decisions.

“Me and my family know that I have to keep growing and moving forward. I want to achieve important things in football and they help me do that.

“Considering how this season went and what I experienced during my career, it’s true that I want more, I’m hungry for more and I would retire if it wasn’t like this, but I have many more challenges to achieve.

“I want to be the best player I can become and that’s why I keep working. I think this season it paid off even though I probably didn’t play many minutes. I want to play more and contribute more to the team.

“I know what our coach thinks. He’s happy about my season and he trusts me, this is something he told me himself.

“It’s true that I didn’t have the time to think and consider many things because of the Champions League final and the celebrations, but when these next two weeks with the national team end, we will talk about it all.

“This is something that my agent is taking care of. When the upcoming games with Spain are over, we will have to think about it. I want to keep growing and I want to achieve more things.”