La Liga champions Real Madrid have reportedly made peace with the idea of cashing in on 26-year-old Spanish forward Marco Asensio this summer.

According to reputed Spanish journalist Mario Cortegana, Marco Asensio’s days as a Real Madrid player may be numbered. The reigning La Liga champions are ready to offload the 26-year-old forward, who might also seek a departure from the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer transfer window.

Marco Asensio might be approaching the peak phase of his professional career, but he is yet to establish himself as a mainstay at Real Madrid. The Spanish international is coming off his most productive campaign as a Real Madrid player, ending 2021/22 as Los Blancos’ third-highest scorer, behind Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior.

The 26-year-old found the back of the net 12 times in 42 appearances across all competitions this past season. But Asensio had to share game-time with Rodrygo Goes, who seemed to have usurped him by the end of the campaign. Such a situation has left Asensio dismayed about his prospects, with the player open to leaving Real Madrid in the summer transfer window.

Asensio’s contract situation has invariably left Real Madrid in a spot of bother, with his contract running out in twelve months. The Spaniard’s uncertain position has captured the attention of several high-profile clubs across Europe, including Arsenal, Manchester United, and Liverpool.

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Recent reports have also suggested that Real Madrid might have started warming up to the idea of selling Asensio by slapping a €40 million price tag on the Spanish international. And according to Mario Cortegana, the reigning La Liga champions are now ready to cash in on the 26-year-old.

The Spanish journalist has suggested that Real Madrid will look to sell Asensio in the summer transfer window. And even if the Merengues table a contract renewal offer, it will come with a subtle message that they want to cash in on the Spaniard ahead of the 2022/23 season.

While Asensio is reportedly ready to leave Real Madrid as a free agent next year, he is aware that he has to feature prominently at a big club to be a pivotal figure for Spain at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. So all signs point to a summer departure from the Santiago Bernabeu for the 26-year-old.

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