Marco Asensio PSG transfer: The move has been given the here we go signal by renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano, which means that it is only a matter of time before it is made official. The player has finally reached an agreement on personal terms until June 2027, and will formally sign the contract in the coming days.
He will say goodbye to the Real Madrid fans for the final time in their last game of the season. And thereafter, he will be able to join the French club as a free agent when his contract expires. The deal is expected to be completed next week and an announcement will be made soon after.
Marco Asensio PSG update: Here we go confirmed
The Spaniard has been an impact sub for several parts of the season, but has failed to start regularly under Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian has opted to use Federico Valverde and Rodrygo on the right wing ahead of Asensio. And as a result, his playing time has been restricted.
However, he has made an impact whenever called upon, scoring 12 goals and providing six assists in 42 appearances across all competitions. And at PSG, he will be expected to replace Messi on the right. The Argentine will also be on the move, leaving the Parisians as a free agent at the end of his contract.
While Asensio might not have a similar profile to Messi, he will be able to have his own unique impact under the new project in place at the club. Luis Campos has identified Asensio as the right man to join, and it remains to be seen how he adapts.
Aston Villa were also interested in trying to sign the Real Madrid forward on a free transfer. But PSG’s proposal was far better than that offered by Villa, even though they have qualified for the Europa Conference League next season. As a result, a verbal agreement is now in place for the forward’s move to Ligue 1. It now remains to be seen how he is played in the new league.
Will Real Madrid replace Marco Asensio after his PSG move?
Los Blancos will have Brahim Diaz returning after three years on loan at Milan. And it is likely that he will be the direct replacement for Marco Asensio at the club. However, the board is also trying to sign Kai Havertz from Chelsea regardless of the situation with Karim Benzema. As a result, the German could also be used as a unique member in the attacking line. However, it is likely that Carlo Ancelotti will continue using either of Valverde or Rodrygo on the right hand side of the attacking trident.
Real Madrid will also say goodbye to Eden Hazard and Mariano Diaz at the end of the season. The club has confirmed that Hazard’s contract will be terminated a year early after his injury laden spell with them. On the other hand, Diaz has remained fairly anonymous during his recent spell at Madrid. And he will also leave the club as a free agent.